State Sen. Tom Tiffany
Press Release

Senator Tom Tiffany’s Statement on Governor Evers Shutting the Door to Business Growth

"Businesses, not just in Wisconsin, but all across the country are watching to see if Wisconsin is still open for business."

By - Apr 18th, 2019 12:16 pm

MADISON, WI – State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) released the following statement after Governor Evers announced his intention to back out of the state’s contract with Foxconn:

“Governor Evers’ statement that he does not intend to honor the contract with Foxconn causes me great concern. My district is about as far away from Foxconn as it gets, yet I have several successful businesses throughout the 12th Senate District that have negotiated similar contracts. Is Governor Evers setting a precedent that jeopardizes all contracts and loans previously negotiated by the state? Are the businesses in my district that have entered into contracts with the state, in jeopardy as a result of this? Should companies like Kimberly Clark be concerned?  

For the past eight years, Wisconsin was open for business, and Legislative Republicans worked to foster a climate where companies wanted to expand and bring jobs here. Businesses, not just in Wisconsin, but all across the country are watching to see if Wisconsin is still open for business.”

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6 thoughts on “Senator Tom Tiffany’s Statement on Governor Evers Shutting the Door to Business Growth”

  1. mkwagner says:

    No, Sen Tiffany, the last 8 years Wisconsin has not been about being open for business. If it had been, than we should have seen more emphasis on entrepreneurial efforts, emphasis on the practical research at our leading universities that foster new companies with good paying jobs. If the state had been “open for business” there would have been investment in our infrastructure, the kinds of investments that attract businesses. If Wisconsin had been “open for business” there would have been state investment in systems that draw employees to the state such as good schools, quality healthcare and effective public transportation systems.

    Instead, for the last 8 years, Wisconsin has open to corporations feasting on the taxpayers’ hard earned money. Wisconsin was the state of corporate welfare. The results are that Wisconsin lags behind our neighbors in job growth, healthcare, education as well as the growth in new businesses. Should Kimberly Clark be concerned? Yes, if they take taxpayer dollars and spend it in ways that don’t benefit Wisconsin taxpayers.

    8 years of corporate welfare is enough.

  2. Paul Trotter says:

    Tiffany is weaponizing the eventual failure of his boondoggle Foxconn project and laying the blame on Evers. Tiffany has failed to look out for his constituents who will never benefit from this fiasco. Tiffany needs to stick to making sure his lake frontage owners are allowed to pollute – his mission since Walker was elected.

  3. Richard Marx says:

    Senator Tiffany is more invested in advancing the agenda of Robin Voss then he is in advocating for the economic development of his district. He seems like a man who is more interested in promoting a run at a higher office than he in promoting the economic progress in his district.

  4. Jake formerly of the LP says:

    Isn’t it telling that this dimwit thinks the only way business is developed is by giving everything away to the rich and corporate? And you wonder why this state is in,the low-to-mid 30s for job growth since he abd other WisGOPs have been in power.

    Maybe we don’t need to spend our vacation dollars in Tom Tiffany’s Northwoods district this Summer, especially simce ge is more interested in helping Foxconn than he is in preserving the great natural beauty of that area.

    Then maybe he’ll learn what really causes businesses to grow – demand from consumers.

  5. Day el B says:

    Tiffany is worried about the precedent set by this?
    Perhaps he should do a quick web search using the words “Walker cancels Talgo project”.

  6. Mark Nicolini says:

    These letters contain many valuable and intelligent insights. I must say that I found Governor Evers’ announcement confusing. He didn’t even mention the exorbitant subsidy per job as a problem, even if Foxconn achieves the annual job creation thresholds. It’s difficult to understand just what the Governor’s position is regarding the project.

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