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Capitol Notes: Tiny Village Of Mount Pleasant Gears Up For Trump Visit, Foxconn Groundbreaking

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After months of anticipation, groundbreaking will be held Thursday on the huge Foxconn complex in Racine County.  And President Trump, who advocated for the Taiwanese electronics giant to locate in Wisconsin, will be on hand for the festivities. 

State and local governments committed $4.5 billion in tax incentives to land the massive LCD screen manufacturing plant, and it could create up to 13,000 jobs. 

Trump's visit comes on the heels of the Marquette poll, which shows many people don't think Foxconn is worth the investment.  And, Trump has faced criticism for enforcing a "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which has resulted in familes being separated at the border. 

In this week's Capitol Notes conversation, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked Jeff Mayers of WisPolitics how he thinks the president will be received here.

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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.