MADISON – State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) issued the following
statement following her vote on August 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1 (Foxconn)
on the floor of the Wisconsin State Assembly:
“A hasty $3 billion giveaway to a foreign corporation with a checkered past is
irresponsible. This is a bad deal for the hardworking taxpayers of Wisconsin. We
shouldn’t be gambling with the future of Wisconsin’s families, children, and small
businesses. Wisconsin deserves a better deal.
“I’m disappointed that my colleagues on the other side of the aisle voted down
amendment after amendment that were drafted to ensure the jobs that were created
would pay a family supporting living wage, allow workers to organize, and give hiring
preference to Wisconsin workers. This corporation is receiving over $3 billion from
Wisconsinites and there is nothing on the table for Wisconsin workers and contractors.
The cost of this deal is just too high.”