Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Vos said he wouldn't let Evers 'screw up' Foxconn deal

What he meant 
Robin Vos speaks at Racine Tea Party event (8378614585).jpg
was that Foxconn would do that on its own:
"We're not building a factory in Wisconsin," Foxconn told Reuters.


Anonymous said...

The idea of the lame duck session was to prohibit Evers from negotiating by changing the structure of the WEDC board limiting Evers control until September 2019. This is all Vos, Fitz and Walker:

Legislature acts to change make-up of WEDC Board; appointment of CEO

Earlier today, the State Legislature acted on several bills in a special lame-duck legislative session aimed at modifying the balance of power between the Legislature and the executive branch before incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers is sworn into office in early January. The slate of proposals approved by Republican lawmakers who control the Legislature included provisions to expand the size of the WEDC Board, increase the number of appointments made by the Legislature, and eliminate the governor’s authority to appoint the WEDC secretary (CEO). However, many of the provisions are temporary and expire in Sept. 2019.

Under the bill, which passed both the Assembly and Senate on party-line votes, the WEDC secretary will no longer be appointed by the governor, but rather the WEDC Board. However, that provision does not apply after Sept. 1, 2019. After that date, the WEDC secretary will once again be appointed by the governor.

In addition, the legislation would expand the size of the WEDC Board as follows:

Six (6) members will continue to be appointed by the governor.
Four (4) members each would be appointed by the Assembly Speaker and Senate Majority Leader. However, the additional member appointed by both the Assembly Speaker and Senate Majority Lead would serve terms that expire on Sept. 1, 2019. After that date, both of those seats on the WEDC Board would be eliminated.
One (1) member each would be appointed by the Assembly Minority Leader and Senate Minority Leader

Unknown said...

People should begin preparing campaigns for State Assembly and State Senate now, and the Foxconn debacle (disaster? clusterfunk? SNL skit?) should prepare to place this yoke of Foxconn upon the shoulders of every GOP candidate in the 2020 races. There were 60 (R)s voting for it, with only 2 opposing it.

They're writing their own opponents' material on a daily basis.

As Picard would say: "Make it so."