Follow the Wisconsin State Journal's coverage and discussion of Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn's decision to build a massive plant in Wisconsin.
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Residents hopeful for economic gains, but some see proposal as bittersweet.
The state would no longer regulate wetlands or air pollutants except when required under federal law.
But the state's Department of Justice says the Foxconn law "will pass constitutional muster."
Gov. Scott Walker has signed a $3 billion incentive package designed to lure a Foxconn Technology Group flat-screen plant to southeastern Wisconsin.
Gov. Scott Walker has shifted the state's focus from job creation to workforce development, but critics say the focus is still on the needs of businesses, rather than of workers.
Employers seeking more qualified workers are encouraging more career-based learning opportunities in schools.
To attract more residents, Wisconsin is seeking to bolster its image as a place where innovation happens.
The devil will be in the details of an incentive deal to be hammered out between state negotiators and the tech manufacturing giant.
Walker agreed to certain vetoes to win the votes of hold-out senators.
It would be the largest ever subsidy by a U.S. state to a foreign company.
“I’m still confident we’ll have a budget by the end of the summer," Gov. Scott Walker said.
The city of Kenosha has withdrawn its bid to land Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn, thus seemingly increasing Racine County’s chances of landing a future $10 billion liquid crystal display plant.
As Wisconsin employers scramble to find both skilled and unskilled workers, many are wondering how Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn will be able fill the 13,000 jobs it has promised for a new electronics factory in southeastern Wisconsin.
The Legislature could vote as early as next week on the $3 billion incentive package.
They'll be darned if they're going to let a little thing like due process muck all that up.
The decision comes after a four-hour meeting with the Assembly Democratic caucus.
Lawmakers on Tuesday approved exempting Foxconn from the state's regular legal process.
Changes to a $3 billion incentive plan for electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group, a potential new $100 fee for electric vehicle owners and tax cuts that could benefit Wisconsin businesses are all teed up for consideration as the Legislature's budget committee hopes to complete its work this week.
Faulkner is one of only half a dozen women on the list.
The company says it is committed to green practices, but the state's spotty enforcement record raises questions.
Whether it's Foxconn in southeastern Wisconsin or Exact Sciences in Dane County, government competition for business development is today's reality.
Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn chairman Terry Gou signed the agreement on July 12.
"Just think if we invested that money in our schools instead," Evers says in the ad.
Madison-based theater group Left of Left Center takes on Mike Daisey's "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs."
Health care and education advocates and some Democrats are concerned how state incentives for Foxconn could affect the state budget.
Evers on Wednesday announced he is running against Gov. Scott Walker.
Ultra-high-definition display screens that Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn says it wants to make in Wisconsin could transform the state’s healt…
The electronics giant would build TVs and other devices here using imported LCD panels until its Wisconsin LCD plant opened in about 2020.
Activists say small businesses could benefit more than the giant Foxconn. Downstream flooding is a risk when wetlands are filled.
"Ron Johnson, I love you, baby, but that is a total nonstarter."
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The package of refundable tax credits and environmental regulation rollbacks now heads to the state Senate.
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Wisconsin's leaders could at least ensure good wages for the proletariat.
But the state Senate president calls the Assembly's action this week "largely irrelevant."
With the fast pace of technological advances, it's hard to believe smart phone manufacturer Foxconn will still be a technological powerhouse i…
Carrying on a new tradition, the president of the United States once again stood next to the CEO of a private company and announced a deal. Th…
Wisconsin’s virtuous laws were good enough for our homegrown companies for decades, but now we want to dump those regulations for the first giant tech company to whisper promises of a new era and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities? Are we really that weak?
A liberal campaign watchdog group also is considering filing a complaint alleging Foxconn violated state lobbying rules.
APPLETON — Joe Kirgues, the co-founder of the Wisconsin-based company gener8tor, captured the dynamic nature of a healthy startup economy when…
Fitzgerald indicated the 2017-19 state budget and the Foxconn legislation could be wrapped up by end of August.
Mayor Paul Soglin said the city has not heard back from Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn about its taking over the shuttered Oscar Mayer site or two sites at the city's edge.
Assembly lawmakers plan to vote on the Foxconn incentive bill next week.
Lawmakers haven't yet approved a proposed incentive package for the manufacturer, but Cathy Stepp says 'We stand at the ready.'
Taxpayers will spend $1 billion more than the state receives in tax revenues for the first 15 years of the project, a state estimate shows.
The Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer has signed an agreement to look at promoting Wisconsin ginseng in Asia.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin discusses asking Foxconn to consider the Oscar Mayer site for a possible Dane County facility.
The move is a major coup for Hilldale and a significant loss West Towne
Chinese news outlets are reporting that Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn will build a research and development center in Michigan.
Duey Stroebel blasted UW System President Ray Cross' request at a hearing last week for lawmakers to provide increased funding for UW in the state budget.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has been much more visible in his southeast Wisconsin district as Republicans failed to deliver on their yearslong promise to scrap the health care law and new polling numbers show the speaker is less popular among Republicans in Wisconsin than President Donald Trump.
Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn wants to build a plant in Wisconsin that could add up to 13,000 jobs to the state. But at a cost $3 billion in …
Rep. Dana Wachs of Eau Claire said during a telephone interview that he believes government has devolved into a payback mechanism for special interest groups and he wants to be a voice for "regular folks."
Though he's won re-election easily for years, House Speaker Paul Ryan faces the prospect of challenges from left and right and an energized Democratic base in next year's midterm elections.
In luring Foxconn, Wisconsin just won the kind of fight Illinois used to win
OUR VIEW: Key to $3B in state subsidies paying off for taxpayers will be the location of the technology manufacturer’s supply chain
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Lawmakers will hear public testimony Thursday on a bill that gives Foxconn $3 billion in incentives.
Soglin said, though, that he won't sidestep environmental rules to clear the way for Foxconn at the site of the closed meat processing plant.
Foxconn Technology Group is not saying whether it plans to invest $30 billion in the United States, as President Donald Trump claimed the company's leader told him "off the record."
Gov. Scott Walker will lead a trade mission to Japan and South Korea in September to encourage more foreign in vestment in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin taxpayers could be cutting checks to electronics manufacturer Foxconn sooner than 2020 if the company starts hiring scores of employees this year, the state jobs agency chief told the Wisconsin State Journal on Tuesday.
At least one other state offered Foxconn more than the $3 billion incentives package Wisconsin used to lure a plant that will be the electronics giant's first in the U.S., Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday.
It looks like Taiwanese company Foxconn wants to build a display screen manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. The plant will employ thousands, but…
Gov. Scott Walker wants to exempt the firm from laws designed to prevent environmental damage, flooding and harm to drinking water.
Last week's Foxconn news was the rare announcement that won plaudits from both parties at the Wisconsin State Capitol.
The legislation also provides $250 million in bonding for the rebuilding and expansion of I-94.
Now that Wisconsin has succeeded in wooing Foxconn, UW-Madison is hoping to do something similar by developing research partnerships with the electronics giant.
For every ten jobs created at a massive electronics manufacturing campus planned to be built by Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn in southeastern Wisconsin, 17 more jobs will be created elsewhere in the state, an analysis shows.
With an aggressive timeline to turn dirt before next fall's election, Gov. Scott Walker took to the air Friday to tout global electronics giant Foxconn's plans to invest $10 billion on a new manufacturing facility in southeast Wisconsin.
A Rust Belt state that built a manufacturing legacy through assembly-line jobs will have to quickly transition to a more highly skilled workforce now that Foxconn has selected Wisconsin as the site of its coveted U.S. electronics plant.
Foxconn is making a $10 billion investment in Wisconsin to build a 20 million-square-foot manufacturing campus right here in Wisconsin. To put…
Foxconn has entered into a memorandum of understanding to build its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. Foxconn is best known for mak…
Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday assured critics of his deal with Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn that the massive bundle of taxpayer-funded incentives Wisconsin has offered the company to build here will be tied to job creation.
Amazon's plans to add 50,000 jobs at a dozen warehouses across the United States and Foxconn's decision to build a $10 billion plant and hire up to 13,000 workers in Wisconsin aren't just feel-good stories of job creation. They reflect the pressures companies now feel to be as close to their customers as possible — a trend that's helping restore some American factories and jobs.
Little known to consumers, the maker of iPhones and other gadgets is a giant in the electronics industry thanks to its dominant position in the global manufacturing supply chain.
Foxconn Technology Group's manufacturing plant in Wisconsin will be the first U.S.-based facility for the Taiwan-based electronics giant. Here are some things to know about the plant:
Gov. Scott Walker just got what may be the biggest political boost of his career, and it couldn't have come at a much better time.
Major economic incentives are part of the deal to lure Foxconn to southeastern Wisconsin, but the manufacturing jobs may not work for the laid…
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The plant will create liquid-crystal display panels and could eventually employ as many as 13,000 people.
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Chinese electronics manufacturer Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin with th…
Foxconn CEO and founder Terry Gou and Pres. Donald Trump were joined by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Vice Pres…
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Taiwan firm promises thousands of jobs with huge new assembly plant.
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Landing a deal with Foxconn could be one reason why Gov. Scott Walker sought to break impasse this week, Senate leader says.
Assembly Republicans have accepted Gov. Scott Walker's offer to use $200 million slated for tax cuts to instead pay for road projects, but Senate Republicans haven't signed on.
What’s it worth to Wisconsin to become the U.S. hub for a global company with 1 million employees and $136 billion in annual revenue?
The Wisconsin Senate’s top Republican said Thursday that the Legislature may have to pass a bill to help induce a Taiwanese technology company to bring a plant to Wisconsin.
The memo basically says: "Well, you got any better ideas?"
As unemployment approaches 3 percent, Gov. Scott Walker has focused on the statistic as a reason to celebrate.
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"It comes as no surprise to me that Vladimir Putin would deny what we know they did," Ryan said.
Assembly GOP leaders, in a memo made public Wednesday, also urge business groups to offer their own ideas to resolve the state budget impasse.
The state can make a strong case for a piece of the Taiwanese manufacturer's proposed $10 billion investment in the U.S. -- or others like it.
OUR VIEW: State should work hard to lure technology manufacturer while understanding small business creates most jobs
The lieutenant governor had a "great, general wide-ranging conversation" with officials of the Taiwanese company about what Wisconsin has to offer.
President Donald Trump, in Wisconsin on Tuesday, suggested there were negotiations under way with a company that would bring a lot of jobs to the state.