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Wisconsin

Environmental Hypocrisy on Foxconn

Any day, another liberal objection to the potential economic development of 13,000 jobs from Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn for Wisconsin. This time, it’s the state’s environmental lobby which has gone in meltdown over the idea that proposed legislation to streamline the project will not comply with the state’s environmental regulations. Environmental organizations are raising objections over […]

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Wisconsin

Dem Senator Says U.S. is No Place for Manufacturers

In the roughly two days since we learned that Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn will build a 13,000 employee facility in Southeastern Wisconsin, state Democrats have made clear they will oppose the development for purely political reasons. They believe the $10 billion complex and the jobs it brings will help Governor Scott Walker’s re-election prospects in 2018. […]

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Wisconsin

The Foxconn Election

Wisconsin Democrats have made it clear: the 2018 election for governor will be the Foxconn election. Governor Scott Walker took their chief talking point against him off the table Wednesday, when Foxconn announced it had chosen Wisconsin for a $10 billion, 13,000 job facility. Democrats had expected to run against Walker on his jobs record. […]

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Wisconsin

Podcast: Interview with Gov. Scott Walker about Foxconn Deal

Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader interviewed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker the morning after the announcement that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn would invest $10 billion for a new 1,000 acre campus in southeastern Wisconsin. The main plant, which Foxconn hopes to open by 2020, will have a shop floor of over 20 million square feet; […]

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Wisconsin

Politics Doesn’t Take a Day Off with Foxconn News

With news that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn was going to invest $10 billion and create as many as 13,000 new jobs, one would think such an announcement would have brought Badger State Republicans and Democrats together. Instead, the news that one of Apple’s largest contractors was planning on setting up a 1,000 acre campus in southeast Wisconsin was […]