Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee passed an amended version of a bill offering Foxconn Technology Group up to $3 billion in incentives in exchange for a $10 billion investment and the creation of 13,000 jobs on a pair of party line votes Tuesday.
The bill, which has already passed the state Assembly, still has to pass the full Senate and will now have to pass the Assembly again. Republicans have majorities in both houses. Gov. Scott Walker said today he expects the Foxconn bill and the state budget will pass both houses next week. He would then sign both during the week of Sept. 18.
The committee amended the legislation to allow the state Supreme Court to have direct review of any circuit court decisions related to the electronics and information technology manufacturing zone created under the bill. Read the full story here.