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  • ‘Rewind’: Assembly passes Foxconn bill; Charlottesville; widening income gap
    Posted by David Wise on August 18, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross review the news of the week in state politics. […]

  • ‘Rewind Milwaukee’: Milwaukee Assembly Dems oppose Foxconn bill
    Posted by David Wise on August 18, 2017 at 5:37 pm

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  • Assembly approves Foxconn bill 59-30
    Posted by David Wise on August 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    The Assembly Thursday green-lighted the $3 billion Foxconn incentive package, after rejecting a series of Dem amendments over more than six hours of debate. The 59-30 vote sends the bill to the Senate, which has already referred it to the Joint Finance Committee for another public hearing. Three Dems who represent southeastern Wisconsin, where the […]

  • Assembly to take up $3 billion Foxconn bill
    Posted by David Wise on August 17, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    The Assembly is on the floor today to vote on the $3 billion Foxconn bill. Members are also taking up a resolution aiming to condemn the “ideology of racial hatred that was witnessed by the world” over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said yesterday. Calling the Foxconn vote “one of […]

  • Vukmir presses for Senate action on Foxconn bill, hearing possible next week
    Posted by David Wise on August 16, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    GOP Sen. Leah Vukmir, a member of the Finance Committee and the Senate assistant majority leader, Tuesday implored the chamber to vote on the Foxconn bill “without delay.” Vukmir’s call comes after Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, has said for several weeks the budget was the Senate’s priority, though he has also said the Foxconn […]

  • Amended Foxconn bill heads to full Assembly over Dem objections
    Posted by David Wise on August 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    The Foxconn bill is headed to the full Assembly Thursday after clearing a committee yesterday evening. But a Dem who voted against the bill isn’t saying what he’ll do once it hits the floor. The $3 billion incentive package for the Taiwanese manufacturing company passed on an 8-5 party line vote, after Republicans on the […]

  • ‘UpFront’: Hogan, Neitzel say state couldn’t have gotten better deal on Foxconn
    Posted by David Wise on August 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    The architects of the deal to bring Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn to Wisconsin say they could not have gotten a better deal for taxpayers. Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CEO Mark Hogan and Department of Administration Secretary Scott Neitzel discussed the deal on “UpFront with Mike Gousha,” produced in partnership with WisPolitics.com. Gousha asked about criticism […]

  • ‘Rewind’: Foxconn bill analysis; Wachs runs for guv
    Posted by David Wise on August 11, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics Editor JR Ross reviewed the news of the week in state politics. […]

  • Senate formally introduces Foxconn bill, refers to JFC
    Posted by David Wise on August 11, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    The Senate Thursday formally introduced the Foxconn bill and referred it to the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has said that the budget, which is more than a month late, should be lawmakers’ priority, while Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, has said the Foxconn bill should take precedence. Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, backed […]

  • Fitzgerald critical of Assembly process on Foxconn bill
    Posted by David Wise on August 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he doesn’t know if he has the votes for the Foxconn bill and the Assembly’s decision to work on amendments without input from his caucus threatens to delay passage of the legislation. Meanwhile, the Assembly is targeting a Tuesday committee exec and Aug. 17 floor vote on the bill, […]