Contact: Sen. Tim Carpenter, (608) 266-8535
(MADISON) – State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee), is formally requesting to see the Foxconn contract before the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) gives away $3 billion in taxpayer dollars to Foxconn.
“The way Governor Walker and WEDC have proceeded with the Foxconn deal is fundamentally flawed. As a member of the WEDC board I find it the height of irresponsibility to be asked to vote on an unprecedented $3 billion dollar deal without first seeing the contract. This will be the last opportunity to make sure Foxconn will be required to deliver on its promises. Wisconsin taxpayers must be protected before Governor Walker’s WEDC turns on the spigot and the taxpayer dollars start to flow.
Let’s see the Foxconn contract before WEDC votes on it on November 8th. I cannot abrogate my responsibility to protect the taxpayers of Wisconsin by not knowing exactly what it is I am voting on.”
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