Last week, Josh Dzieza at The Verge broke the story that Foxconn received a permit to use its new Wisconsin facility for storage—not the massive job-creating LCD factory that was promised at the project’s outset. In light of this news, today we revisit the history of Foxconn in Wisconsin and discuss the latest developments—and what […]
The Foxconn plant in Mount Pleasant Wisconsin, near Kenosha has been a wild ride for Wisconsin the last three years: then-Governor Scott Walker signed the deal in 2017 with the Taiwan-based manufacturing company to construct a new facility. Walker used the deal to promote his ability as a jobs creator. Though he then lost the […]
In 2017, then-Governor Scott Walker signed a deal with the Taiwan-based manufacturing company Foxconn to construct a new manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant. The deal included three billion dollars in incentives spread across fifteen years, and was used as an election talking point for Walker during his reelection run. It’s also been used as a […]
Some of the best and most damning journalism on Wisconsin’s multibillion-dollar, taxpayer-funded deal with Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has come from Lawrence Tabak, a freelance writer based in Madison. In a series of deep-digging stories for Belt Magazine and other outlets, Tabak has detailed the unjust use of property seizures and eminent domain to clear […]
Political scientists often study voter and lawmaker behavior — and report on it after the fact. But now, as Wisconsin state lawmakers consider radically changing the balance of power in state government, some are speaking out about what they see as threats to the democratic system itself. They’re taking to Twitter, they’re writing op-eds […]
Today’s pledge drive edition offers an inside look into Wisconsin politics during the Walker era. Carousel talks with Ed Wall about his new book, Unethical: Life in Scott Walker’s Cabinet and the Dirty Side of Politics, a tell-all about his time in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.