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  • Scott Walker planned to sign a bill Monday lifting Wisconsin's moratorium on gold and silver mining, reversing his vote from nearly 20 years ago imposing the ban. The governor was scheduled to sign the GOP- authored bill during a mid-day stop at the Oneida County Airport in Rhinelander. The bill's supporters say lifting the moratorium will re-energize mining...

  • Nov 29- A decision by Wisconsin's Racine County to give financial assistance to Taiwan- based Foxconn to build a massive liquid-crystal display plant has led to a credit rating downgrade for the county. In September, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law legislation for a $3 billion incentive package for Foxconn. The rating action came as Racine...

  • Nov 8- Wisconsin's economic development agency on Wednesday approved a $3 billion incentives package for Taiwan- based Foxconn to build a massive liquid-crystal display plant in the state, Governor Scott Walker said. The vote by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation clears a final hurdle for the controversial deal, in which Foxconn hopes to open a...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 19- A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday upheld the state's "right-to-work" law, which bars mandatory union membership and prohibits unions or employers from requiring non-members to pay dues. In July, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago threw out a similar federal challenge and also ruled the law constitutional. It marked a win for...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 24- The pledge by Taiwan's Foxconn to build a $10 billion factory in southern Wisconsin has ignited cross-border competition with Illinois over which states residents will get the jobs created by the project. Within a 20- minute drive of likely Foxconn sites, Illinois stands to gain those jobs, prompting Wisconsin lawmakers to push to hold on to...

  • Billionaire Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, right, listens as Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

    The plan still needs approval by the joint finance committee as well as the Senate before it can go to the governor.

  • Aug 17- Wisconsin's Republican-controlled State Assembly voted 59-30 on Thursday to approve a bill that paves the way for a $3 billion incentives package for a proposed liquid-crystal display plant by Taiwan's Foxconn. The plan still needs to be approved by the joint finance committee, which has members from both the Assembly and the state Senate, as well as...

  • Aug 17- The Wisconsin State Assembly on Thursday opened debate on a $3 billion incentive package for a proposed liquid-crystal display plant by Taiwan's Foxconn, a deal that caused a stir when it was announced by President Donald Trump last month. Foxconn, an electronics manufacturer formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, hopes to open a $10...

  • Workers on the production line at Foxconn demonstration plant in Guiyang, Guizhou province of China.

    The Wisconsin State Assembly will consider a $3 billion incentive package for a proposed liquid-crystal display factory by Taiwan's Foxconn.

  • Aug 17- The Wisconsin State Assembly on Thursday will consider a $3 billion incentive package for a proposed liquid-crystal display factory by Taiwan's Foxconn, the first vote on the deal by a chamber of the state's Republican-controlled legislature. Foxconn, an electronics manufacturer formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, hopes to open a $10...

  • Workers in the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China.

    Wisconsin is not projected to break even on a $3 billion incentive package for a proposed LCD screen plant by Taiwan's Foxconn for at least 25 years.

  • Aug 8- Wisconsin is not projected to break even on a $3 billion incentive package for a proposed LCD screen plant by Taiwan's Foxconn for at least 25 years, a legislative analysis showed on Tuesday. Foxconn hopes to open a $10 billion plant in 2020 at a 1,000- acre site in southeastern Wisconsin and state leaders, including Republican Governor Scott Walker, have...

  • Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin

    The benefits of a new Foxconn plant are worth $3 billion in incentives, according to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 8- The U.S. House of Representatives is unlikely to raise the country's debt ceiling without conditions to rein in spending, a Republican lawmaker said on Tuesday, raising the specter of another potential clash even as Republicans control both Congress and the White House. The Trump administration has asked Congress to extend the federal...

  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, on February 23, 2017.

    "I'm ready to run for governor in 2018. I'm going to fill my term out for the next four years," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told CNBC.

  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, on February 23, 2017.

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan speaks with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker about the Foxconn investment in Wisconsin and what it means to the state's economy.

  • Aug 4- Wisconsin won a one-notch credit ratings upgrade to' Aa1' from Moody's Investors Service on Friday despite the state's fiscal 2018-19 biennial budget being overdue. While Wisconsin began its new fiscal biennium on July 1, its Republican-controlled legislature has yet to pass a spending plan as lawmakers debate how to fund transportation projects and...

  • MADISON, Wis., Aug 3- Wisconsin's proposed $3 billion incentive package for a new LCD screen plant by Taiwan's Foxconn is in danger of being pushed through the state's Republican-controlled legislature too quickly, Democratic critics said on Thursday. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, hopes to open a $10 billion plant in 2020 at a...

  • Aug 1- Activists on Tuesday attacked Wisconsin's plan to waive environmental reviews for Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn's proposed $10 billion LCD flat-screen factory, calling it a roadmap to destruction of precious state wetlands. Environmental groups, including Midwest Environmental Advocates and the Wisconsin League of Conservation...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The Wisconsin governor ordered the state legislature back into special session on Tuesday to consider an incentive package that would award Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn $3 billion over 15 years in mostly cash incentives and waive several state environmental reviews. Foxconn said last week in a White House ceremony it...