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Capitol Notes: Foxconn Signing, Dems Commit Money to Unseat Paul Ryan

Foxconn officials signed a contract last week, for the company to build a huge manufacturing plant in Racine County

After months of contentious debate, Gov. Walker and Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn have signed a contract.  Under the deal, Wisconsin will provide $3 billion in incentives, to help the company build a huge LCD screen factory.  Foxconn says the plant, located in Racine County, will create up to three thousand jobs. 

Walker has promised the huge factory will be "transformational" for the state's economy.  But in the days leading up to the contract signing, the governor appeared to downplay the big incentives package.  He didn't mention Foxconn, as he kicked off his campaign for a third term.  

In this week's Capitol Notes segment, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of wispolitics.com, whether Walker is trying to distance himself from the deal.

-- Ross also talks about the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee adding House Speaker Paul Ryan's 1st District seat to its list of targets, and we discuss whether a bill that would lower Wisconsin's drinking age to 19, provided the state wouldn't lose federal highway money, is going anywhere.  

Marti was a reporter with WUWM from 1999 to 2021.