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Capitol Notes: Big Week For Foxconn, Final Legislative Floor Session For 2017


The state agency tasked with overseeing the huge Foxconn incentives package is expected to vote on it this week.  Under the deal, brokered by Gov. Walker's team, the state will give the Taiwanese electronics giant $3 billion -- and ease environmental regulations -- to help Foxconn build a massive LCD screen plant in Racine County. 

Walker's job creation agency WEDC, previously put off the vote.  And, the agency previously came under fire for refusing to let WEDC Board members see the complete contract, before voting.  That changed late last week, when WEDC Secretary Mark Hogan said he would allow the board to view the full agreement.  

JR Ross of shared his thoughts on Hogan's change of heart, as part of this week's Capitol Notes conversation with Marti Mikkelson.

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Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. She is also host of WUWM's weekly political podcast, Capitol Notes.