Foxconn Tag Archive


  • Legislature’s Lawyers: Some Provisions in Wisconsin’s Foxconn Law Could Be Unconstitutional

    GOP lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker may have gone too far in dictating how courts should handle any potential litigation over a massive flat-screen factory planned for Racine County, the Legislature’s nonpartisan...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/20/2017
  • Foxconn $3 Billion Subsidy Bill Heads to Scott Walker’s Desk After Passing Legislature

    A $3 billion state subsidy package to lure electronics maker Foxconn to Wisconsin, the biggest of its kind in U.S. history, is now on the verge of becoming law. The bill heads...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 09/15/2017
  • Wisconsin ‘guaranteeing’ Nearly $3 Billion to Foxconn With No Job Guarantees, Governor Hopeful Says

    Our rating Gronik says Wisconsin is “guaranteeing Foxconn almost $3 billion, but Foxconn is not contractually guaranteeing how many full-time employees it will hire, for how long and at what pay.” Wisconsin...

    PolitiFact, 09/12/2017
  • Foxconn Legal Challenges Would Go Straight to Supreme Court Under GOP Proposal

    The state Supreme Court could jump ahead of appellate courts and hear potential legal appeals related to a multibillion-dollar flat-screen plant planned for southeastern Wisconsin, under action by a legislative panel Tuesday....

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/05/2017
  • Foxconn Incentives, Electric Vehicle Fees in Wisconsin Up for Vote

    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...

    Associated Press, 09/04/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker Shows Support for New Fee for Wisconsin Electric, Hybrid Vehicles

    Signaling his support for a new fee on electric and hybrid vehicles, Gov. Scott Walker on Friday said charging more for those cars was a matter of fairness. “If they put wear...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/01/2017
  • Documents: Gov. Walker Increased Foxconn Financial Package ‘as Scope of Project Changed’

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s office increased its proposed Foxconn Technology Group financial-incentive package to $3 billion in July from $1.25 billion in June during negotiations “as the scope of the project changed”...

    Milwaukee Business Journal, 09/01/2017
  • Wisconsin’s Offer to Foxconn Grew Substantially and Hit $3 Billion on Handwritten Note

    The state this summer substantially increased its offers to a Taiwanese company looking to build a flat-screen plant in southeastern Wisconsin, ultimately reaching the up to $3 billion subsidy deal now before...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/31/2017
  • Foxconn’s Wisconsin Plant Raises Environmental Worries

    Making LCDs requires heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, chromium, zinc and copper, said Peter Adriaens, professor of environmental engineering at the University of Michigan. But companies in China don’t have the...

    Seattle Times, 08/25/2017
  • Scott Walker Misleads Saying Pennsylvania Lost Foxconn Plant Because Democrat Replaced GOP Governor

    Our rating Walker says Foxconn didn’t keep a promise to build a plant in Pennsylvania because “Pennsylvania changed governors.” But the record indicates that by the time the Democratic administration took over,...

    PolitiFact, 08/25/2017
  • Business Coalition Forms to Lobby for Wisconsin Foxconn Deal

    More than 100 businesses, trade associations and local chambers of commerce launched a group Thursday to lobby for a multibillion-dollar deal to bring a flat screen plant to southeastern Wisconsin. Wisconsin Manufacturers...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/24/2017
  • Scott Walker: Foxconn Technology Could Change How Medical Procedures Are Conducted

    Walker said the liquid-crystal display panels Foxconn says it wants to make in Wisconsin could be used to improve how surgeries and other procedures are conducted. His remarks came at UW Hospital...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 08/23/2017
  • Testing Scott Walker’s Top 10 Business Ranking Claim

    Our rating Walker said Wisconsin is now a Top 10 state for business when it used to be in the bottom 10. Site selection professionals say they have seen improvements in Wisconsin’s...

    PolitiFact, 08/23/2017
  • Walker Says Foxconn Would Benefit Suppliers in Northeast Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the entire state will experience an economic boost from a proposed Foxconn technology plant in southeast Wisconsin. … The governor says construction of a multi-billion dollar plant...

    WBAY-TV, 08/22/2017
  • Scott Walker: ‘There Will Be Support’ for Foxconn Deal Once Ground Is Broken

    People who oppose the state’s proposed deal with Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn will come around once it yields results, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday. … “I think actions speak louder than...

    Capital Times, 08/22/2017
  • Most Workers at Foxconn Plant Will Be Wisconsin Residents, Walker Aide Says

    Neitzel called the plant a “once-in-a-century opportunity” for the state. He insisted that job tax credits will be tied to the number of jobs created. If the company creates only 3,000 jobs,...

    Chicago Tribune, 08/22/2017
  • Governor Walker, Dem. Candidate Disagree on Foxconn Deal

    During Monday’s session, Walker stressed that the deal is not a political tactic and should bw nothing but a promising opportunity for the state. Walker said, “Some of the same people who’ve...

    WEAU-TV, 08/21/2017
  • Report: Foxconn Could Return Nearly $4 for Every $1 in State Subsidy

    A massive manufacturing complex planned by Foxconn Technology Group could generate broad gains for Wisconsin “that go far beyond the direct job estimates and tax revenue costs which have dominated the recent...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/21/2017
  • Wisconsin Assembly Paves the Way for $3 Billion Incentives for Foxconn

    Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled state Assembly voted 59-30 on Thursday to approve a bill that paves the way for a $3 billion incentives package for a proposed liquid-crystal display plant by Taiwan’s Foxconn (FXCNY,...

    Fortune, 08/18/2017
  • Wisconsin Bill Giving $3 Billion Incentives to Foxconn Advances

    Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled State Assembly voted 59-30 on Thursday to approve a bill that paves the way for a $3 billion incentives package for a proposed liquid-crystal display plant by Taiwan’s Foxconn. The...

    CNBC, 08/17/2017
  • 5 Fact Checks on Foxconn and Wisconsin’s $3 Billion Deal

    PolitiFact, 08/17/2017
  • Editorial: Legislature Needs to Fix Scott Walker’s Flawed Foxconn Deal

    Gov. Scott Walker has failed to make a minimally credible case for bartering off Wisconsin’s future in pursuit of a deal with the Taiwanese contracting firm Foxconn. In part, this is because...

    Capital Times, 08/16/2017
  • Trump, Walker, and the Foxconn Con

    Walker, meanwhile, sees the Foxconn deal as the foundation on which to base his upcoming 2018 re-election campaign. The governor has made his bones as the most aggressive union-buster in the country....

    The American Prospect, 08/16/2017
  • Walker Visits Green Bay to Tout Statewide Impact of Foxconn

    Members from the Greater Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, area technical colleges, representatives from the University of Wisconsin System and other business leaders were in attendance. … During the roundtable discussion,...

    WLUK-TV, 08/16/2017
  • Walker Takes Aim At Foxconn Pennsylvania Spin

    After Democrat Tom Wolf unseated Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in 2014, Foxconn saw the writing on the wall, Walker said. “In the case of Pennsylvania, they changed leadership, they changed who the...

    MacIver Institute, 08/15/2017
  • Would Wisconsin’s $3 Billion to Foxconn Be Largest-ever ‘gift’ by Any State to a Foreign Company?

    Our rating One Wisconsin Now says Wisconsin’s $3 billion incentive offer to Foxconn is “the largest gift ever by a state to a foreign company.” The $3 billion wouldn’t be given —...

    PolitiFact, 08/15/2017
  • Devil’s Advocates Radio: August 14, 2017

    Would taxpayers in his manufacturing town, which is next to Lake Michigan, have to absorb the cost of new water and sewer lines? And if the company really did hire 3,000 workers...

    Washington Post, 08/14/2017
  • Wisconsin Assembly Panel Advances $3 Billion in Incentives for Foxconn

    Without any Democratic votes, Republicans on Monday advanced a $3 billion incentive package to encourage Foxconn Technology Group to build a display panel plant in southeastern Wisconsin that could employ thousands. The...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/14/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker Challenger Rep. Dana Wachs to Vote Against Foxconn Deal

    In exchange for environmental exemptions and up to $2.85 billion in cash from state taxpayers, Foxconn has said it would build a $10 billion plant that would employ 3,000 initially and as...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/13/2017
  • Robert Kraig: Foxconn May Be Biggest Swindle in Wisconsin History

    First, the notion that corporate subsidies increase employment or raise wages is not evidence-based. A comprehensive study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, which analyzed corporate subsidies data going back...

    Capital Times, 08/12/2017
  • Audits Show Lax Oversight by Wisconsin Agency Counting Foxconn Jobs

    A May audit found the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) did not independently verify jobs numbers claimed by recipients of tax credits and posted inaccurate jobs figures online. Earlier such reports by...

    Reuters, 08/11/2017
  • Scott Walker, Other State Leaders, Not Competent to Handle Foxconn’s Deal

    Perhaps. But between Scott Walker’s history and Foxconn’s, we have many reasons to sound the alarm about taxpayers funding a $3 billion incentive package. … Due to their strict adherence to “free-market”...

    Wisconsin Gazette, 08/11/2017
  • Wisconsin Offering to Pay Taiwan Tech Firm Foxconn $1 Million Per Job at Manufacturing Plant?

    In a tweet she later took down, Sargent said that on the Foxconn deal, “3,000 jobs cost #WI taxpayers more than $3 billion in tax giveaways. Break it down: more than $1...

    PolitiFact, 08/11/2017
  • How a Factory Deal Trump Touted Put the ‘con’ in ‘Foxconn’ — and How Taxpayers Will Get Taken

    Under Gov. Walker, who briefly ran for the Republican presidential nomination last year, Wisconsin has been something of a sinkhole in economic development schemes. After Walker privatized the state’s main job-development agency,...

    LATimes, 08/11/2017
  • Questions Emerge Over What Wisconsin Must Give for Foxconn Plant

    But the project has run into doubts. Residents of southeastern Wisconsin, where the factory is expected to be built, say they are concerned about the impact of such a massive factory in...

    New York Times, 08/10/2017
  • Commentary: Foxconn Deal Makes the American Economy Less Great

    When governments fund what should be private projects with special tax breaks and subsidies, taxpayers bear the cost. Money that will now go to Foxconn could have instead financed a tax cut...

    Chicago Tribune, 08/09/2017
  • State Would Recoup Foxconn Investment in 25 Years, Estimate Shows

    A new analysis released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau shows taxpayers would pay to Foxconn Technology Group about $1 billion more than the state received in tax revenues during the...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 08/09/2017
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Defends Foxconn Incentive Package, Touts State’s Turnaround

    According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, it would take at least 25 years for the state’s taxpayers to break even on the incentives. However, when asked if the...

    CNBC, 08/08/2017
  • Wisconsin Won’t Break Even on Foxconn Plant Incentives for 25 Years: Analysis

    The projections in the report depend on Foxconn following through on several commitments, including an average annual salary of about $54,000, said Rob Reinhardt, a bureau program supervisor. “Any cash-flow analysis that...

    Reuters, 08/08/2017
  • Foxconn’s Economic Impact Study Fails to Show the Math

    Given that big number, though, it’s still far from a no-brainer for Wisconsin public officials to jump up and claim credit for this one. That’s because the economic impact would be the...

    Star Tribune, 08/05/2017
  • Americans for Prosperity Opposes Scott Walker’s Foxconn Deal

    In a prepared statement, Eric Bott , director of Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin, said: “Indeed, we believe our right-to-work law will do more to attract new businesses to Wisconsin than government handouts...

    Wisconsin Gazette, 08/04/2017
  • Editorial: The Next Foxconn and Illinois: Here’s Why Wisconsin Will Be the State Growing More Taxpayers

    Illinois recently got a humiliating rejection notice from Foxconn, the Taiwanese tech giant. Foxconn picked Wisconsin over struggling Illinois and other states for the proposed site of a $10 billion LCD panel...

    Chicago Tribune, 08/04/2017
  • Scott Walker: Foxconn Is a Transformational, Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity for Wisconsin

    Transformational. The addition of 13,000 high-tech jobs and an investment of $10 billion will indeed be a transformational, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Wisconsin.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/04/2017
  • Governor Walker Touts Foxconn Deal As Criticism Grows

    And as Walker touted the plant in his Milwaukee stop Tuesday, protesters gathered across the street to voice concerns about wages. The company has been promising salaries of more than $50,000. Yet...

    WUWM-FM, 08/02/2017
  • Is Wisconsin Offering to Pay More Than It Will Collect in Taxes to Land Giant Foxconn Plant?

    Whether Foxconn follows through in full on its promises, and to what extent it will generate other economic development in Wisconsin, of course, remains to be seen. Chowdhury cited Foxconn’s promises in...

    PolitiFact, 08/02/2017
  • Editorial: Foxconn — How the Cookie Crumbles for Illinois’ Economy

    What we do know is that Wisconsin won the kind of fight Illinois used to win. And no matter what this state’s apologists want to pretend: No, Illinois can’t survive on other...

    Chicago Tribune, 08/02/2017
  • Scott Walker, Paul Ryan Release Campaign Digital Ads Touting Foxconn Deal

    The campaigns of Gov. Scott Walker and House Speaker Paul Ryan will launch digital ads Tuesday touting the decision by Foxconn Technology Group to build a plant in Wisconsin. … The two...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/01/2017
  • Scott Walker Says Wisconsin Was Outbid for Foxconn Plant but Still Won

    Walker said “at least one if not several other states” were prepared to give the Taiwan-based company more money, although the governor added “it wasn’t a huge gap.” He didn’t indicate which...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 08/01/2017