Sen. Carpenter: Insufficient WEDC information released about Foxconn to make an informed decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 2017                                                  Contact:  Sen. Tim Carpenter,  (608) 266-8535

Carpenter: Insufficient WEDC Information Released About Foxconn to Make an Informed Decision

(MADISON) – Today, State Senator Tim Carpenter, a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, released the following statement:

“I am still not satisfied that Wisconsin taxpayers will be protected by recent changes to the Foxconn deal.

Given yesterday afternoon’s WEDC private release of the Foxconn contact and Staff Review to the Board, I have not been given sufficient time to adequately read, review and understand the Foxconn deal.

WEDC scheduled an Awards Committee review of the Foxconn deal today at 1 p.m., but I could not attend because the State Senate was in Session all day.

I have not had the opportunity to read and make an informed decision on Foxconn to see if it definitely protects taxpayers. WEDC has continued to make several changes to Foxconn materials.

Tonight, whenever the State Senate adjourns, I will finally get the opportunity to read, review and better understand the Foxconn deal. Until then I cannot honestly say taxpayers are being protected.”

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