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Wisconsin | Policy

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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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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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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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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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 […]

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Remembering Why Health Care Reform Matters: Meet Erin

In the wake of the failure, so far,  by Senate Republicans to pass a healthcare reform bill, President Donald Trump again said that allowing the Affordable Care Act to stay in place and collapse under its own weight might be the best GOP course of action (before later urging senators to press on). Other Republicans agree […]

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Steineke and Fitzgerald: Dueling Interviews on Budget Stalemate

The Republican Majority Leaders for the state Senate and Assembly both said they’re close on a budget deal Friday. Yet their positions still sounded worlds apart in separate interviews with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader. Governor Scott Walker offered Fitzgerald and Speaker Robin Vos the use of $200 million proposed tax cuts to instead […]

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Proposed Craft Brew Rules Would Kill New Brewery in the Cradle

Joint Finance Committee member, State Representative Dale Kooyenga, declared as dead this week a proposal that would prohibit craft brewers, wineries and distilleries from selling their product directly to customers. If the proposal is included in the state budget, it would set up a new regulatory body to oversee the alcoholic beverage industry and would mean producers […]

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