Statement from Rep. Barca Regarding Republican Amendment to Foxconn Bill
"It’s clear that Republicans are trying to rush through the process to avoid as much scrutiny as possible."
Madison – Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca released the following statement this afternoon regarding the Assembly Republican amendment to the proposed Foxconn deal:
“It’s remarkable that with a vote scheduled for Monday, we just received the Republican amendment. The legislature and the public will have little to no time to review these changes. It’s clear that Republicans are trying to rush through the process to avoid as much scrutiny as possible. We need strong protections for Wisconsin workers, contractors, and local communities for this deal to work. We also need to know that our environment is protected and that we have strong measures that allow us to get our money back if Foxconn has a change in business plans or is unable to deliver. It’s clear that Republicans are trying to appear proactive without actually fixing the concerns that many people have with this bill.”
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