State Senate formally introduces Foxconn bill

Refers it to the Joint Finance Committee

Foxconn products on display at WCTC.

The state Senate on Thursday formally introduced the Foxconn bill and referred it to the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee.

Foxconn products on display at WCTC.

Taiwan-based Foxconn wants to build a $10 billion LCD panel plant in southeastern Wisconsin, that could eventually employ 13,000. Gov. Scott Walker is offering a $3 billion incentive package to the company, which needs approval from the Legislature.

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.

But Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, backed off that stance a bit Thursday.

Read more from Wispolitics.com, a media partner of BizTimes Milwaukee.

The full Assembly is expected to vote on the Foxconn bill on August 17, with a committee vote planned for Tuesday, according to another Wispolitics.com report.

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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