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updated 1:43 PM UTC, Dec 18, 2017

UW Seeks More State Funds To Help Foxconn

  • Written by Tyler Bue
  • Published in News

A freeway expansion might not be the only major state project to get more tax money to serve Foxconn's proposed new mega factory in Racine or Kenosha counties.

The U-W System has asked more state dollars to train more engineers and other high tech workers needed for Foxconn's ten-billion dollar L-C-D screen plant -- and perhaps a second medically related facility that's being talked about for the Madison area. At a recent legislative hearing, U-W officials said they would need an undetermined amount of state dollars to open up engineering programs that now have limited student access. The U-W says they'll seek more funding in the new state budget that's more than one month overdue and is still being negotiated by G-O-P legislative leaders and Governor Scott Walker.

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