Wisconsin in focus: Gov. Scott Walker to sign Wisconsin Foxconn bill Monday in Sturtevant
Watchdog News | September 18, 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Gov. Scott Walker to sign Wisconsin Foxconn bill Monday in Sturtevant Gov. Scott Walker Monday will approve up to $3 billion in subsidies for a Racine County flat screen plant, binding the state’s economic hopes and his own political future to the investment proposed by an Asian electronics giant. The 2:30 p.m. bill signing […]
Wisconsin in focus: Senate plans to take up state budget without votes to pass it
Watchdog News | September 15, 2017
Wisconsin State Journal: Senate plans to take up state budget without votes to pass it The state Senate is scheduled to take up the months-overdue state spending plan Friday morning even though its Republican leader is still one vote shy of being able to pass it. Four Republican senators from conservative counties surrounding Milwaukee on Thursday […]
Wisconsin legislature approves Foxconn deal, sends to Gov. Walker for signature
Dominic Lynch | September 14, 2017
The Wisconsin Assembly approved the massive Foxconn package Thursday, two days after the Wisconsin Senate did the same. The bill was approved on a mostly party line vote of 64-31. Four Democrats voted for the bill and two Republicans voted against it. It will now to be sent to Governor Scott Walker for his signature. […]
Wisconsin in focus: Wisconsin Assembly set to approve $3 billion Foxconn incentive package
Watchdog News | September 14, 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin Assembly set to approve $3 billion Foxconn incentive package The state Assembly is set Thursday to send Gov. Scott Walker a $3 billion incentive package to bring Foxconn Technology Group of Taiwan to Wisconsin. The governor and his fellow Republicans who control the Legislature have rallied behind the legislation as a way […]
Wisconsin in focus: Walker says he backs some budget changes to win votes as Assembly takes up plan
Watchdog News | September 13, 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Walker says he backs some budget changes to win votes as Assembly takes up plan Gov. Scott Walker Wednesday backed at least some budget changes to win over conservative holdouts in the state Senate and pass the state’s already delayed spending plan. “I’m still confident we’ll have a budget by the end of the […]
Foxconn incentive bill approved by Wisconsin Senate
Dominic Lynch | September 13, 2017
On a mostly partisan-line vote, the Wisconsin Senate approved a tax-incentive plan to bring a Foxconn manufacturing plant to the state. The bill, which includes up to $2.3 billion in tax credits for the Taiwanese company, passed on a vote of 20-13. One Republican senator voted against, and one Democratic senator voted for it. Senate Democrats […]
Wisconsin in focus: Wisconsin Senate takes up $3B bill for Foxconn jobs
Watchdog News | September 12, 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin Senate takes up $3B bill for Foxconn jobs Wisconsin’s multibillion dollar bid for a flat screen display plant and thousands of jobs comes before state senators Tuesday in a critical week at the Capitol. In addition to this first Foxconn Technology Group factory, Wisconsin is also competing with other states for another […]
Wisconsin in focus: Gov. Walker could use powerful partial veto powers on Foxconn, budget bills
Watchdog News | September 11, 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Gov. Scott Walker could use powerful partial veto powers on Foxconn, budget bills Over the next several weeks, Gov. Scott Walker could have an unprecedented opportunity to use his partial veto authority — one of the most powerful in the nation. In addition to the two-year, $76 billion budget bill, the Senate and […]
Wisconsin in focus: Budget committee revives plan to track UW professors’ teaching hours
Watchdog News | September 08, 2017
Wisconsin State Journal: Budget committee revives plan to track UW professors’ teaching hours Lawmakers on the state’s budget-writing committee have revived a controversial plan to track how much time professors in the University of Wisconsin System spend teaching — five months after they initially rejected the proposal. The budget provision requires the UW System to develop […]
Wisconsin in focus: Lawmakers approve business tax cut, more money for voucher school students
Watchdog News | September 07, 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Lawmakers approve business tax cut, more money for voucher school students Republicans broke a more than two-month budget stalemate Wednesday, approving a property tax cut for businesses, more money for voucher school students with special needs and a new framework for regulating room rentals through websites like Airbnb. In a series of tax changes, […]