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Sen. Johnson: Should Wisconsin bear full Foxconn cost?

MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is questioning whether Wisconsin should be responsible for the full $3 billion in financial incentives being considered to bring the electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group in to the state.

Johnson raised the question since Illinois workers would also benefit from the plant, which is expected to be built in southeast Wisconsin, near the state border.

Johnson made the remarks on Tuesday to the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, saying the incentives package state lawmakers are weighing is “a risk worth taking.” But he says the question is: “should Wisconsin be the one to bear the full three” billion? – especially since others will benefit, too.

Critics of the deal have questioned whether the state should offer so much to the Taiwan-based company. The state Assembly was expected to vote on the bill on Thursday.

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  1. Yes, let’s rush this through the system. No need to do any hard research. Unbelievable to me that one can think its prudent to push ahead without a thorough review. After all, we are already lifting environmental controls to promote other business. It only follows not to worry about what the state will gain in the short and LONG term from this sweet deal.

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