Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Scott Neiztel sat down Wednesday with Media Trackers for a discussion on the recent Foxconn news. Neitzel was also able to provide some answers to questions about the proposed $3 billion package in tax credits and subsidizes the state has promised the Taiwanese company if it creates 13,000 jobs over […]
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
When it comes to the debate over guns, it is often easy for the rhetoric used to become quite loaded; especially from opponents who wish to restrict freedom and legal use. That certainly was the case earlier this year when a bill allowing permitless concealed carry, or what is commonly known as “Constitutional Carry” was […]
(The following is one in a series of posts looking at the players; political, media, or activist, who were prominent in the 2011-12 Wisconsin Recalls. Monday is the 5th anniversary of the failed effort to recall Governor Scott Walker in the wake of Act 10.) For liberals in Wisconsin, fewer media personalities were as friendly […]
In recent weeks an opposition group has raised questions about a Lake Michigan Sanctuary proposed for an area off of the lake’s Wisconsin shoreline. The state purpose of the sanctuary is to protect historic shipwrecks. Leaders in communities adjacent to the zone, Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Port Washington have expressed strong support for the sanctuary. But […]
Do students at University of Wisconsin System schools even know what the hundreds of dollars they pay annually in segregated fees go to? That’s the question many of them could now be facing if a proposal in Governor Scott Walker’s 2017-2019 biennial state budget becomes law. As part of plan to usher in a 5 percent cut in […]
He’s stopped Title V taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood, now he has a chance to stop Title X dollars from going to Planned Parenthood, too.
The governor and a state legislator are looking to repeal a bicycle accommodation mandate in state statue. Taxpayers will save money if repeal happens.