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MADISON – Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement on new developments regarding a Foxconn facility in Southeast Wisconsin:
“After meeting with members of the governor’s team this afternoon, two things have been reinforced. First, that this could be an extremely positive development for Wisconsin. I’m eager to hear more from Foxconn about how they might work with Wisconsin-based companies in the Southeast Region and across the state. Second, it is clear that we still have a great deal of work ahead of us to ensure that this deal fully protects taxpayers and local governments and that it benefits workers. During our meeting, I pressed the governor’s team for answers on impacts to the local community where this facility might be built and how we could reduce the risks for municipalities.
“There are still many unanswered questions that I hope will be answered in the upcoming public hearing. There should also be time following the hearing but before a vote is held to address any issues that might arise. Wisconsin residents, local officials and taxpayers need time to consider this sizeable investment.”