4 new ads land on both sides of governor’s race


Two new television ads from the Republican Governors Association attack Democratic candidate Tony Evers’ support for repealing a manufacturing and agriculture tax credit program that Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed into law, while two new ads from Democratic groups knock Walker over health care and his use of state airplanes. > AP News

Six reasons to end the manufacturing credit

For starters, most of it goes to millionaires. But there are five more arguments against the tax credit that allows manufacturers and some other businesses to pay next to nothing in income taxes. > Urban Milwaukee

Under Walker, Wisconsin has lost 150 manufacturing plants


According to the “gold standard” of job metrics, the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, since Walker was elected in 2011, Wisconsin has lost 150 manufacturing establishments, at a time when most other states added them. In fact, only eleven states have lost more manufacturers than Wisconsin. > The Progressive

Walker warns against eliminating business tax credit

Gov. Scott Walker used a speech in front of Wisconsin’s largest business group Tuesday to promote a tax credit that has all but eliminated the state tax burden for many manufacturers, saying efforts to eliminate it would stifle growth in Wisconsin. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Foxconn’s story changes. Yet again.

Another day, another story from Foxconn. Now the company is saying they’re not all that interested in making television screens, and they’re likely to use a lot more robots than originally projected. > Urban Milwaukee

Wisconsin reeling from tariffs coming from Mexico, Canada, Europe

At a recent town hall meeting held by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, a local manufacturer complained vehemently about the new tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump, saying: “I recognize this is probably a negotiating tactic, but in the meantime real families are being crushed by these tariffs right now.” > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Fact checking Vinehout’s claim that state is 16,000 manufacturing jobs below recession levels

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In criticizing Gov. Walker’s Foxconn deal on WISN-TV’s “Upfront with Mike Gousha,” state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) said under Walker the state is “still 16,000 manufacturing jobs lower than we were during the recession.” PolitiFact Wisconsin checks the numbers.