- A $3 billion tax break bill for Taiwan-based electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group is poised to pass the Wisconsin Assembly on a bipartisan vote.
Democratic state Rep. Cory Mason said during debate Thursday that he intends to vote for the bill. He is the first Democrat to publicly say he will back the measure that is being championed by Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republicans.
Most Democrats have assailed the measure, saying it's a corporate welfare giveaway that weakens environmental standards and doesn't have enough protections for workers.
The plant that Foxconn said could employ up to 13,000 people would be located near Racine, where Mason is running for mayor.
He says the measure is not perfect, but the prospect of thousands of jobs is too good to pass up.
|Story By: Associated Press