Foxconn 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Foxconn: Wisconsin’s On a Roll

    SCOTT WALKER: Hi, I’m Scott Walker. When it comes to job creation, Wisconsin’s on a roll. Amazon, Haribo, Generac, Milwaukee Tool. And this, this is where Foxconn is building the largest economic...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/31/2018
  • Foxconn: Keeping Wisconsin Working

    SCOTT WALKER: Hi I’m Scott Walker. CHRIS: And I’m Chris. CALVIN: I’m Calvin. SHAWN: And I’m Shawn. SCOTT WALKER: Foxconn is the largest economic project in Wisconsin history. CHRIS: It’ll help companies...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/31/2018
  • Foxconn: Work for Local Companies

    SCOTT WALKER: Hi. I’m Scott Walker. Wisconsin landed Foxconn, the largest economic project in state history. It will create 13,000 family supporting jobs. Plus hundreds of high tech jobs at this innovation...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/31/2018
  • Foxconn: Helping Companies Like Mine

    SCOTT WALKER: Hi, I’m Scott Walker. FRED SCHWALBACH: And I’m Fred Schwalbach. SCOTT WALKER: Foxconn is the largest economic project in Wisconsin history. FRED SCHWALBACH: And It’ll help companies like mine here...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/31/2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Foes Say Foxconn Would Breach Law Protecting Drinking Water

    Conservation groups on Wednesday slammed Foxconn Technology Group’s plan to withdraw millions of gallons of water per day from Lake Michigan saying it would violate the intent of a 2008 law aimed...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/08/2018
  • As Scott Walker Campaigns for a Third Term, Poll Finds Shifting Political Landscape

    There is also “profound skepticism” about whether a $3 billion tax credit for Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn will benefit local businesses, according to poll director Charles Franklin. After the historic economic development project...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/06/2018
  • Marquette Law School Poll: Wisconsin Voters Think State Overpaid on Foxconn Deal

    Voters think the State of Wisconsin overpaid on the massive Foxconn deal in spite of it bringing benefits to the Milwaukee area, a new poll has found. In the most extensive polling...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/05/2018
  • Voters Skeptical of Foxconn Plan, New Poll Says; Respondents Think Local Businesses Won’t Benefit

    In the most extensive polling to date on the multibillion dollar deal, the Marquette University Law School poll found that 49% of voters think the Foxconn Technology Group factory won’t be worth...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/05/2018
  • In Negotiations, Foxconn Sought $200M Cash Upfront From State, Records Show

    Electronics manufacturer Foxconn, in talks with state officials last summer, sought a $200 million upfront payment as part of a state incentive package to locate in Wisconsin, newly released public records show....

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/02/2018
  • Wisconsin Reluctant to Give Subsidies to Foxconn Suppliers, Top Scott Walker Aide Said Privately

    In July, a top aide to Gov. Scott Walker privately told colleagues that Wisconsin didn’t want to add to the multibillion-dollar subsidies being given to Foxconn Technology Group by offering the same...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/01/2018
  • The Latest: Records Detail Battle Over Foxconn

    New records show the high stakes contest for Foxconn Technology Group’s first North American manufacturing facility came down to a battle between Wisconsin and neighboring Michigan. Records released by Gov. Scott Walker’s...

    WBAY-TV, 03/01/2018
  • Funding for State Roads Down As Much As $90 Million Due to Foxconn Project

    A new road project serving the $10 billion Foxconn plant in Racine County could reduce funding for other state roads by as much as $90 million in the current budget, according to...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/28/2018
  • Foxconn Plant Could Reduce Road Funding by $90 Million

    Funding for state road projects could be reduced as much as $90 million by mid-2019 in order to pay for roadwork related to the $10 billion Foxconn Technology Group plant in southeast...

    Associated Press, 02/28/2018
  • Wisconsin Is Shifting Up to $90 Million in Local Road Funding to Foxconn-related Projects

    Wisconsin is shifting up to $90 million away from other state highway projects to do road work related to the massive Foxconn factory being built in Racine County. GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/28/2018
  • Foxconn Construction Resource Fair Set for March; New Website Launched

    Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday announced a new state Foxconn website to keep people informed about the project and also announced the first resource fair for construction workers interested in working on...

    Racine Journal Times, 02/14/2018
  • ‘We Will Soon Break Ground:’ Wisconn Valley Website Launched, Offers Information Foxconn Project

    Governor Scott Walker announced on Wednesday, Feb. 14 that the state launched a new website – It is expected to provide residents and businesses with the latest information about the Foxconn...

    WITI-TV, 02/14/2018