Rep. Hintz: Foxconn two years later- broken promises, lack of details define sketchy project

Contact: Aaron Collins, 608-266-2254

Wisconsin taxpayers deserve transparency and accountability

MADISON – Tomorrow, July 26th, marks the two year anniversary of former Governor Scott Walker joining President Trump at the White House to announce that Foxconn would be building an LCD factory in Wisconsin. Since that announcement, Foxconn has continually changed the scope of the project, the timeline, the number of expected employees, the size of the facility, and more. Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement on this anniversary:

“What was originally proposed, passed in enabling legislation, and signed into contract is a project that no longer exists by Foxconn’s own admission. After two years of uncertainty, the reality is we still have very little idea of what is going to take place, what Foxconn is going to be manufacturing, and whether it’s remotely viable in the current market,” Rep. Hintz stated.

“It’s pretty astounding that we actually know less now than we did in 2017. At this point Foxconn’s credibility is so shattered that they’re going to have to show some results to build any level of trust with the people of our state.”

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