Wisconsinites had their one chance to speak up publicly about a proposal to let Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn use 7 million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan. The City of Racine is asking for an exception to the Great Lakes Water compact on its behalf — and it’s up to the Wisconsin DNR […]
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with current Representative and gubernatorial candidate Dana Wachs. In his interview, Wachs emphasized the importance of environmental issues to the state of Wisconsin, including hunting rights, CAFOs, water quality, high capacity wells and Foxconn. Other topics discussed include the consequences of Act 10 and educational policy.
Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn announced plans over the summer to build a $10 billion campus in the Southeastern corner of WIsconsin. The 13 thousand jobs promised sound like good news, but some Wisconsinites are deeply concerned. The WORT news team reported on the plan every step of the way. Here are the highlights of that […]
Today, Allen turns the mic over to WORT’s listeners. Topics include the 100th anniversary of the November 2nd, 1917 Balfour Declaration, the Wisconsin legislature’s effort to open up sulfide mining in the state, continuing news of the WEDC board and Foxconn, and news about the Dane County jail renovations.
Friday guest host Bert Zipperer discusses the forthcoming changes to come in the state’s budget with Tamarine Cornelius, an analyst at the WI State Budget Project, which is a project of Kids Forward (formerly Wisconsin Council on Children and Families).
The massive incentives package passed in the Assembly last week. Foxconn’s planned investment in the state totals 10 billion dollars and could bring 13,000 jobs. The company plans to build three auxiliary facilities as well as the LCD assembly plant. Construction on those auxiliary locations could begin as early as next year, a report published […]