As lawmaker spills Foxconn location, potentially displaced residents begin lawyering up


Gov. Walker signed the Foxconn bill into law Monday, making no mention of the tech giant’s location. But state Rep. Peter Barca told reporters it’s headed to Mount Pleasant, “off of highway H between Highway 11 and Braun Road.” Already, homeowners in that large plot of land have begun talking to a Racine lawyer. > TMJ4 Milwaukee

Potential Foxconn site comes into focus as lawmakers wrap up action


The $3 billion incentives package to bring Foxconn to Wisconsin is up for final legislative approval Thursday, and with increasing signs that the factory would be built in Racine County, environmentally-minded residents are weighing the potential economic benefits with the impact of having a massive electronics factory in their corner of the state. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Reports say Foxconn favors Racine County site


Foxconn Technology Group wants to build its planned $10 billion LCD panel plant in Racine County and is working with local officials to finalize negotiations, according to reports Friday. News/Talk 1130 WISN was the first to report the claims Friday, but the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and another source have since reported it as well. > BizTimes Milwaukee

Paul Ryan to host CNN town hall at Racine Theatre Guild next week


House Speaker Paul Ryan is scheduled to host a town hall meeting in Racine next week, one which will have a live audience. Scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Racine Theatre Guild, the town hall will be televised on CNN and anchored by CNN’s Jake Tapper. > Racine Journal Times

State senate proposal has school districts paying large share of vouchers funding


A plan proposed by Senate Republicans Tuesday would spend $580 million on the Milwaukee, Racine and Statewide Parental Choice programs over the next two years. But more than a third would be paid for with cuts to the affected districts, who’d have to reduce budgets or increase taxes to fill the holes. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Two potential hints stir speculation that Racine County is leading candidate for Foxconn plant


A Taiwanese-registered plane parked at Mitchell International that resembles a Foxconn executive’s jet, and an unusual closed-door meeting between two village boards where officials would only say they discussed “a potential future development project” are fueling rumors of Foxconn seriously considering Racine County for its proposed U.S. plant.  > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Democrat Pocan holds another town hall in Paul Ryan’s district


U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan held his own town hall Saturday in Racine, part of Paul Ryan’s turf, as he criticized Republican efforts on health care reform. “If he won’t come and talk to you all about the bill that he wrote … then I thought I should at least be here to answer your questions.” > Racine Journal Times