Jobs & the Economy Category Archive

  • UNSPUN: April 24, 2019

    Tony Evers says Foxconn's promise to employ 13,000 people is "unrealistic," meanwhile the company insists it will uphold its promises.

    WMTV-TV, 04/25/2019
  • ICYMI: News Reports Reveal Foxconn Initiated Discussion on Possible Contract Changes

    Media reports, based on a letter released by Tony Evers, indicate Foxconn has approached the state seeking changes to an agreement.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/24/2019
  • Foxconn Initiated Steps to Change State Contract, Gov. Tony Evers Says

    Analiese Eicher, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, said Tuesday's disclosure made Republican lawmakers look bad.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/23/2019
  • Evers: Foxconn Deal With State May Need to Be ‘downsized’

    However, while Republicans were decrying Evers’ remarks, the progressive state group One Wisconsin Now welcomed them.

    Racine Journal, 04/18/2019
  • Gov. Tony Evers Calls for Renegotiation of Foxconn Deal

    Today, Gov. Tony Evers announced he will seek to modify the terms of a contract with Foxconn.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/17/2019
  • Other Views: Let’s Curb State Manufacturing Tax Credit

    One Wisconsin Now showed that, in the four years between 2013 and 2016, Kimberly-Clark paid a grand total of $1 in state income taxes.

    Janesville Gazette, 02/15/2019
  • Promises to Stick by Factory Plans in Wisconsin — Foxconn Damage Control

    Speaker Robin Vos and Republican legislators took control of the agency in charge of the Foxconn deal and slashed accountability.

    Global Engineering News, 02/03/2019
  • Wisconsin Legislators Play Blame Game After Foxconn Upends Purpose of Mount Pleasant Plant

    Wwhat did they know about Foxconn’s plans to drastically cut back their end of the bargain, and when did they know it?

    Milwaukee Independent, 02/02/2019
  • Walker Foxconn Legacy in Shambles, Gov. Evers to Clean Up Another Mess.

    Robin Vos and legislative Republicans grabbed control of the agency in charge of the Foxconn deal and slashed accountability.

    DemoCurmudgeon, 01/31/2019
  • New Questions About Robin Vos, GOP’s Lame Duck Law Changes As Foxconn Scales Back Wisconsin Operation

    Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn intends to drastically scale back its proposed Wisconsin operation, again.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/30/2019
  • WEDC Would Use Audit Spot Checks, Business Owners’ Word to Verify Job Creation Under Lame-duck Bill

    An outfit like Foxconn should have to do what they said they would before they get billions of our tax dollars.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/08/2018
  • Foxconn-style Subsidy for Kimberly-Clark Up for Hearing Before Legislative Panel

    Kimberly-Clark has paid almost no state income taxes ... which largely shields such businesses from tax liability, according to One Wisconsin Now.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 11/14/2018
  • GOP Pushes Tax Giveaway Plan That Pays More for Fewer Jobs

    It’s outrageous that Republicans in the legislature are trying to put state taxpayers on the hook for $100 million or more for a corporation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/14/2018
  • Absolute Fraud’: After Billions in Taxpayer Subsidies Championed by Trump, Ryan, and Walker, Foxconn to Import Chinese Workers for Wisconsin Jobs

    As we predicted, @ScottWalker’s $4.5 billion taxpayer-funded election Hail Mary was more like punting to a foreign billionaire on second down.

    Common Dreams, 11/06/2018
  • Roger Roth Delivers for Owners of Professional Sports Franchise and Foreign Corporation, Not Fox Valley Workers

    Roger Roth has voted to send billions of state tax dollars to Southeastern Wisconsin to help billionaire ballclub owners and a foreign corporation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/16/2018
  • Desperate Scott Walker Wants to Hand Out More Election-Year Corporate Welfare

    Scott Walker wants to write another election-year check for corporate welfare instead of investing Wisconsin tax dollars into Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2018
  • The Best Governor Money Can Buy

    One Wisconsin Now found that 60 percent of the money awarded by WEDC went to companies that donated $2.1 million to Walker.

    Urban Milwaukee, 09/20/2018
  • Kimberly-Clark Wants Wisconsin’s Commitment on Tax Incentives

    One Wisconsin Now recently said that Kimberly-Clark is pressuring the state for tax incentives, even though it pays virtually no income taxes to Wisconsin.

    Bloomberg, 09/17/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Foxconn Effect Includes $56,000 in Taxpayer-Funded ‘Walker Air’ Fly Arounds

    One Wisconsin Now has found the frequently flying Governor’s air travels to promote the Foxconn deal are adding over $56,000 to the taxpayer tab.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/06/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Has Another Foxconn-Fueled Campaign Announcement

    Records Show Scott Walker Has Spent $33,000 Using the State Plane for Foxconn-Related Flying Days.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/28/2018
  • Scott Walker and GOP Senate Candidates Say They Oppose a Harley Boycott After Avoiding the Issue

    Every time Scott Walker tries to thread the needle with Donald Trump, he looks like a career politician who's willing to be on all sides of an issue.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/13/2018
  • Answer the Question, Scott Walker

    Gov. Scott Walker has not responded directly when asked about his views on Trump’s boycott.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/13/2018
  • Tony Evers’ First Ad Promises to Boost Education; Gov. Scott Walker Defends Foxconn Deal

    Walker’s campaign has booked $2.3 million in television ads across the state between May and mid-August, according to research by liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Associated Press, 07/31/2018
  • Scott Walker Promotes Foxconn in Four New Ads As Two of His Top Democratic Challengers Hit the Airwaves

    “Scott Walker is so angry about his tanking poll numbers, he forgot he is the only candidate for governor who got his photo taken with an indicted Russian spy,” Scot Ross of...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/31/2018
  • Walker Donors Nailing Down More Foxconn Contracts

    One Wisconsin Now reports that more Foxconn contracts are being awarded to Walker campaign donors.

    the Political Environment, 07/31/2018
  • MEMO: Where’s the Foxconn Money?

    The question of the 2018 election season is: how much Foxconn money is pouring into the outside groups who will be supporting Scott Walker and attacking his opponent?

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/25/2018
  • More Donors to Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Get Foxconn Contracts

    ‘Those Who Give Keep Getting’ As Total of Donations to Scott Walker From Businesses Snagging Contracts Surpasses $582,000

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/24/2018
  • Democrats Attack Gov. Walker During Debate As Many Pledge to Kill Foxconn Deal

    Walker told reporters earlier Thursday evening that he wouldn’t watch the debate. Instead, he planned to have dinner with his wife, First Lady Tonette Walker. “Not only are the eight candidates moving...

    WITI-TV, 07/12/2018
  • Walker Hints at Potential Foxconn Investment in Eau Claire

    Gov. Scott Walker hinted Wednesday to Chippewa Valley business and government leaders that Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn may announce some type of investment in Eau Claire in the next couple of weeks....

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 07/11/2018
  • Selle: Illinois Legislators Offer a Watered-down Response to Foxconn Juggernaut

    With their frail attempt, the federal lawmakers are bringing up the rear in making sure Lake and Cook county communities in the Des Plaines River watershed downstream from the Foxconn site are...

    Chicago Tribune, 07/11/2018
  • ‘They Haven’t Asked:’ Gov. Walker Takes Hands-off Approach to President Trump-Harley Dispute

    Gov. Scott Walker is taking a hands-off approach to the dispute between President Donald Trump and Harley-Davidson over trade policy, saying that Harley executives haven’t asked him for help. Walker’s refusal to...

    WITI-TV, 07/04/2018
  • Watch: Walker on Hand As Hudson Dog Track Transformation Begins

    With nothing but the barest bones of the former St. Croix Meadows Dog Track behind them, Gov. Scott Walker joined developers and local representatives Tuesday, July 3, to recognize a $500,000 redevelopment...

    Hudson Star Observer, 07/03/2018
  • Is Foxconn Double Crossing Walker?

    The change came because the larger glass panels cannot be transported long distances and Foxconn had hoped to have a Corning factory, which manufactures the glass panels, co-locate at the Foxconn site....

    Urban Milwaukee, 07/03/2018
  • John Nichols: Scott Walker Got Conned by Foxconn, and Now Taxpayers Are Getting Screwed

    It is not just critics of Trump and Walker who are raising the alarm. The Wall Street Journal headlined its report last week with an ominous announcement: “As Foxconn Breaks Ground in...

    Capital Times, 07/03/2018
  • Protests, Revelations Marred Foxconn Photo Op for Walker and Trump

    Protesters, including activists affiliated with NextGen Wisconsin, Gaia Coalition Network, and One Wisconsin Now, continued demonstrating throughout the afternoon.

    Wisconsin Gazette, 06/29/2018
  • One Wisconsin Now Creates “Foxconndoms” to Raise Awareness for Controversial Plant

    I spoke with Analiese Eicher, One Wisconsin Now’s Program Director, who created the custom condoms on our website. Analiese told me about the plant.

    Medium, 06/28/2018
  • Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s Harley-loving Governor, Put in Bind With Trump

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s full-throttled love of Harley-Davidson motorcycles has been intertwined with his rising political career, but now he must navigate revved up criticism of the Milwaukee-based company from President Donald...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 06/27/2018
  • Trump’s Attacks On Harley-Davidson Put Walker In Awkward Spot

    "Donald Trump caused this crisis and career politician Scott Walker is too intimidated to call him out," said One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 06/26/2018
  • Scott Walker Flies While Harley Davidson Flees

    While Scott Walker campaigns in the air, Harley Davidson ships jobs overseas. Donald Trump caused this crisis, Scott Walker is too intimidated to call him out.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/26/2018
  • Scott Walker Weighs in on Tariffs, Stays Mum on Immigration Questions

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker repeatedly evaded questions about federal immigration policy Monday, arguing it falls outside his jurisdiction. At the same time, he pushed for an end to international tariffs on products...

    Capital Times, 06/25/2018
  • Walker Misses Goal of 250,000 New Private-sector Jobs in His First Seven Years in Office

    In his first seven years in office, Gov. Scott Walker presided over an increase of 213,000 private-sector jobs in Wisconsin, short of the 250,000 new jobs the Republican promised in his first...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/07/2018
  • Foxconn Denies Wis. Plan Changing; Tech Firm Says Report That Investment Will Be Trimmed Is ‘inaccurate’

    Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday that it remains committed to its $10 billion Wisconsin manufacturing facility, rejecting a report that it’s considering reducing its initial investment by making display screens for...

    Chicago Tribune, 05/24/2018
  • Foxconn’s Lead Developer Has Close Ties to Walker

    Foxconn Technology Group has selected a company led by a Republican megadonor with close ties to Gov. Scott Walker to develop the master plan for its massive campus in Wisconsin. Foxconn announced...

    WISN-TV, 05/14/2018
  • Foxconn Taps Black River Falls Company

    One Wisconsin Now's review shows the owners and their families of the newly revealed subcontractors have donated at least $359,000 to Walker’s campaign.

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 05/08/2018
  • Foxconn Deal Proving Lucrative … For Donors to Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign

    Companies Whose Owners and Families Have Given $359,000 Land No-Bid Contracts for $4.5 Billion Taxpayer-Subsidized Foxconn Project

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/07/2018
  • Walker Says Foxconn Leaders Concerned About Possible Democratic Governor

    Governor Scott Walker said Monday Foxconn leaders are concerned about the possibility of a democratic governor unseating him. This comes days after Foxconn leaders said walker was a big factor in them...

    WDJT-TV, 04/30/2018
  • Foxconn Plant Would Add to Air Pollution in Wisconsin

    Foxconn’s most significant air pollutants would be volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides, according to documents filed with the state Department of Natural Resources. The state’s air management staff said the factory...

    Associated Press, 03/28/2018
  • AP FACT CHECK: Walker Touts Unemployment Over Other Measures

    WALKER: “Wisconsin is working ! Workforce levels are at historic highs. The percentage of people working is one of the best in the nation. And the unemployment rate is now down to...

    Associated Press, 03/22/2018