Sen. Larson: Republicans pass massive corporate giveaway, fail to protect Wisconsin taxpayers

Contact: Sen. Larson 608.266.7505 Madison, Wisconsin – Today, Senator Larson released the following statement regarding the passage of the Walker/Trump/Foxconn proposal in the State Senate: “Our Wisconsin economy must be built on rewarding hard work and innovation by creating more opportunities for our small businesses, innovators, communities, and children to reach their full potential. Choosing a foreign corporation over our Main Street businesses is a dangerous and desperate gamble. “From listening to my neighbors, it is abundantly clear that this proposal is a bad deal for Wisconsin. “That’s why my Democratic colleagues and I offered common sense protections for our neighbors

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McCabe campaign: To lead by example on money and politics

Contact: Christine Welcher, Campaign Manager 608-279-2733 christine@bluejeansgov.com Wisconsin governor candidate Mike McCabe announced today that he will not accept any single donation of more than $200 for his campaign, despite state law allowing candidates for governor in Wisconsin to take $20,000 checks from individuals and $86,000 donations from political action committees. “These huge donations that flow so freely in our elections amount to legal bribes. I cannot in good conscience accept them,” McCabe said. “Our campaign is going to have to be people-powered and crowd-funded.” Supporters will be allowed to give more than once but not more than $200 at

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Sen. Taylor: Senate pushes Foxconn through, ignores environmental protections and deal’s lack of access

Contact: Jordan Krieger 608-266-5810 Madison, Wisconsin – Today, the Republican-controlled Wisconsin State Senate voted to approve the largest state corporate welfare package to a foreign company in U.S. history. The Taiwanese tech giant, Foxconn, received both special exemption and treatment from Wisconsin’s environmental protections and legal system. “This deal lacks transparency, accountability, and leaves the state open to be ripped off,” said Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee). “It’s troubling that the deal lacks immediate workforce training or infrastructure dollars and transportation for the state’s unemployed residents to get to these alleged jobs.” “Even more shameful is the rigged playing field against Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Working Families Party: Endorses Cory Mason for Racine mayor

Contact: Marina Dimitrijevic 414-255-4009 Racine, Wisconsin – Wisconsin Working Families Party has endorsed Cory Mason in his race for Racine mayor. Citing the state legislator’s record of support for public schools and higher wages for workers, the Wisconsin Working Families Party will support Mason by putting feet to the street to educate voters about Mason’s record and progressive vision for Racine. The mayoral primary is September 19 and the general election is October 17. An avid supporter of public education, Mason is fighting against Republican state lawmakers’ attempt to segregate Racine’s schools, creating a system of separate and unequal education for area students.

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WED AM Update: Cowles, Wirch break ranks as Senate approves Foxconn bill; Assembly to take up budget today

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement FRWD From WisPolitics.com … — Gov. Scott Walker is thanking the state Senate for passing the $3 billion Foxconn bill, calling it an “amazing win for the people of Wisconsin.” The Senate yesterday approved the deal 20-13, with GOP Sen. Robert Cowles opposing it and Dem Bob Wirch voting for the proposal. Cowles, R-Green Bay, said in a… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options. Username or E-mail Password * Remember Me     Forgot

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Sen. Ringhand: Foxconn deal is the largest taxpayer giveaway to a foreign company in American history

Contact: State Senator Janis Ringhand: (608) 266-2253; Sen.Ringhand@legis.wisconsin.gov The Wisconsin State Senate has passed the largest taxpayer funded giveaway to a foreign corporation in the history of the United States. Unfortunately, this is one of the few facts we actually know about the Foxconn corporate welfare package. Essentially, the proposal is a $2.85 billion gift to Foxconn from Wisconsin taxpayers. Under the package, the details will be worked out in private by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Foxconn without any public input. Before giving a foreign corporation billions of dollars, we should know where they are going to build.

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Sen. Nass: Senate passes Foxconn special session bill

Contact: Sen. Steve Nass (608) 266-2635 Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) issued the following statement regarding his vote in support of Senate passage of August 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1, relating to Foxconn: “Today, I voted to create economic opportunities for the people of Wisconsin to bring a new high-tech industry to our state and nation. Foxconn doesn’t receive any of the $3 billion in state support unless they meet their commitments of investing up to $10 billion in their facilities and employing as many as 13,000 employees. This will be a major economic win for the citizens I represent

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Sen. Wanggaard: Statement on Senate passage of Foxconn bill

Contact: Van Wanggaard 608-266- 1832 “This is a great day for Racine and Kenosha counties, and the entire state of Wisconsin. Today, we sent a message not just to Foxconn, but every other manufacturer of cutting-edge technology – Wisconsin should be your new home. “I am proud of the tremendous cooperation between the state and the many local governments and agencies that are involved. It shows what can happen when people work together. The benefits are immense. Most important of those benefits is the thousands of people all across Wisconsin will profit from family supporting jobs because of this project

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Sen. Hansen: Foxconn giveaway is bad for Wisconsin taxpayers

Contact: Sen. Hansen 608-266-5670 (Madison)—“As someone who helped Marinette Marine land the Navy LCS contract that created thousands of new jobs in Northeast Wisconsin and around the state, I am supportive of responsible efforts to create jobs regardless of which party those ideas come from. “Unfortunately, the deal negotiated by Governor Walker and Senate Republicans is short on protections and long on risks to the taxpayers of the 30th Senate District who will be forced to contribute up to $90 million as their share of nearly $3 billion in cash payments to Foxconn, a $100 billion corporation based in Taiwan

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Sen. Larson: Republicans pass massive corporate giveaway, fail to protect Wisconsin taxpayers

Contact: Sen.Larson 608.266.7505 Madison, WI – Today, Senator Larson released the following statement regarding the passage of the Walker/Trump/Foxconn proposal in the State Senate: “Our Wisconsin economy must be built on rewarding hard work and innovation by creating more opportunities for our small businesses, innovators, communities, and children to reach their full potential. Choosing a foreign corporation over our Main Street businesses is a dangerous and desperate gamble. “From listening to my neighbors, it is abundantly clear that this proposal is a bad deal for Wisconsin. “That’s why my Democratic colleagues and I offered common sense protections for our neighbors

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Sen. Johnson: Statement on Foxconn vote

Contact: LaTonya Johnson 608.266.2500 MADISON – Wisconsin State Senator LaTonya Johnson (D – Milwaukee) made the following statement regarding today’s vote on August 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1 on the Wisconsin State Senate floor: “At a time when far too many people across the state are struggling to make ends meet and provide for their families, I would have loved to support legislation that brings quality, well-paying jobs to Wisconsin. Unfortunately, the legislation we voted on today is a bad deal for Wisconsin workers, taxpayers, and communities. “Just like the Milwaukee Bucks committed to creating jobs and driving economic

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Sen. Kapenga: Statement on Foxconn vote

Contact: Senator Chris Kapenga (608) 266-9174 Madison – State Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) released the following statement after the State Senate voted to pass Special Session AB 1, which would bring electronics manufacturer Foxconn to Wisconsin. The bill passed the Senate on a bi-partisan vote of 20-13. “The opportunity to bring the largest foreign direct investment in United States history is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Wisconsin. After careful consideration of the incentive package and the long term benefits to the state, it is clear to me that this deal is in the best interest of the state,”

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Sen. Shilling: GOP commits Wisconsin to $3 billion liability

Contact: Kate Constalie, kate.constalie@legis.wi.gov, 608-266-5490 Republicans pass corporate welfare package at the expense of local schools and crumbling roads MADISON – With a budget that fails to restore school funding, improve local roads and protect access to healthcare, Senate Republicans voted for the largest state taxpayer giveaway to a foreign corporation in U.S. history. Democratic amendments to ensure a fair deal for taxpayers, protect Wisconsin communities and guarantee opportunities for Wisconsin workers were voted down by the Republican majority. The bill passed the Senate with bipartisan opposition. “Democrats don’t want to put our home-grown businesses at a competitive disadvantage by

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Sen. Larson: Republicans pass massive corporate giveaway, fail to protect Wisconsin taxpayers

Contact: Sen. Larson 608.266.7505 Madison, Wisconsin – Today, Senator Larson released the following statement regarding the passage of the Walker/Trump/Foxconn proposal in the State Senate: “Our Wisconsin economy must be built on rewarding hard work and innovation by creating more opportunities for our small businesses, innovators, communities, and children to reach

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McCabe campaign: To lead by example on money and politics

Contact: Christine Welcher, Campaign Manager 608-279-2733 christine@bluejeansgov.com Wisconsin governor candidate Mike McCabe announced today that he will not accept any single donation of more than $200 for his campaign, despite state law allowing candidates for governor in Wisconsin to take $20,000 checks from individuals and $86,000 donations from political action

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Sen. Taylor: Senate pushes Foxconn through, ignores environmental protections and deal’s lack of access

Contact: Jordan Krieger 608-266-5810 Madison, Wisconsin – Today, the Republican-controlled Wisconsin State Senate voted to approve the largest state corporate welfare package to a foreign company in U.S. history. The Taiwanese tech giant, Foxconn, received both special exemption and treatment from Wisconsin’s environmental protections and legal system. “This deal lacks transparency,

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Wisconsin Working Families Party: Endorses Cory Mason for Racine mayor

Contact: Marina Dimitrijevic 414-255-4009 Racine, Wisconsin – Wisconsin Working Families Party has endorsed Cory Mason in his race for Racine mayor. Citing the state legislator’s record of support for public schools and higher wages for workers, the Wisconsin Working Families Party will support Mason by putting feet to the street to

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Sen. Nass: Senate passes Foxconn special session bill

Contact: Sen. Steve Nass (608) 266-2635 Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) issued the following statement regarding his vote in support of Senate passage of August 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1, relating to Foxconn: “Today, I voted to create economic opportunities for the people of Wisconsin to bring a new high-tech

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Sen. Wanggaard: Statement on Senate passage of Foxconn bill

Contact: Van Wanggaard 608-266- 1832 “This is a great day for Racine and Kenosha counties, and the entire state of Wisconsin. Today, we sent a message not just to Foxconn, but every other manufacturer of cutting-edge technology – Wisconsin should be your new home. “I am proud of the tremendous

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Sen. Hansen: Foxconn giveaway is bad for Wisconsin taxpayers

Contact: Sen. Hansen 608-266-5670 (Madison)—“As someone who helped Marinette Marine land the Navy LCS contract that created thousands of new jobs in Northeast Wisconsin and around the state, I am supportive of responsible efforts to create jobs regardless of which party those ideas come from. “Unfortunately, the deal negotiated by

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Sen. Johnson: Statement on Foxconn vote

Contact: LaTonya Johnson 608.266.2500 MADISON – Wisconsin State Senator LaTonya Johnson (D – Milwaukee) made the following statement regarding today’s vote on August 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1 on the Wisconsin State Senate floor: “At a time when far too many people across the state are struggling to make

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Sen. Kapenga: Statement on Foxconn vote

Contact: Senator Chris Kapenga (608) 266-9174 Madison – State Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) released the following statement after the State Senate voted to pass Special Session AB 1, which would bring electronics manufacturer Foxconn to Wisconsin. The bill passed the Senate on a bi-partisan vote of 20-13. “The opportunity to

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Sen. Shilling: GOP commits Wisconsin to $3 billion liability

Contact: Kate Constalie, kate.constalie@legis.wi.gov, 608-266-5490 Republicans pass corporate welfare package at the expense of local schools and crumbling roads MADISON – With a budget that fails to restore school funding, improve local roads and protect access to healthcare, Senate Republicans voted for the largest state taxpayer giveaway to a foreign

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