Thursday, July 26, 2018

Walker donors nailing down more Foxconn contracts: Report.

One Wisconsin Now reports that more Foxconn contracts are being awarded to Walker campaign donors.
According to reports and reviews of campaign finance information, individuals associated with companies receiving contracts announced today have donated over $44,000 to Scott Walker... 
The latest announcement from Foxconn work brings the total of contributions to Scott Walker from individuals associated with businesses snagging contracts to to over $582,000.
I'm sure the total would be even higher if road-building companies working on a quarter-billion dollars of Foxconn-related highway work that has drained road spending from repairs and other projects were added into the mix.

A year's worth of posts with scores of links about Foxconn is in this item.

And good on OWN for adding this context:
Previous research from One Wisconsin Institute revealed how the Walker administration’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) doled out over 60 percent of awards to businesses whose owners and employees donated over $2.1 million to Gov. Walker’s campaigns.
The principal project site in the Racine County Village of Mount Pleasant includes wetlands exempted from state reviews and protections, and farmland which includes fine homes with neighboring structures that can be seized after being labeled "blighted" by local, pro-development officials. 

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