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Conservative Group Against Foxconn Deal

A well-known conservative group is coming out against Gov. Walker's proposed Foxconn deal, which is being debated at the state capitol. A well-known conservative group is coming out against Gov. Walker's proposed Foxconn deal, which is being debated at the state capitol. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

August 03, 2017 04:38 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin chapter of the conservative group Americans for Prosperity is making a rare break with Republican Gov. Scott Walker and coming out against a $3 billion tax incentive package that's part of a deal for Foxconn Technology Group to build a plant in the state.

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Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin director Eric Bott released a statement Thursday saying it can't support refundable tax credits offered under the deal signed by Walker. The national group is funded by the conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.

Bott says the group is a free market advocate and as such "staunchly" opposes government tax incentives.

It's doubtful the group's opposition will stop the proposal that's moving quickly through the Republican-controlled state Legislature. Its statement came as an Assembly committee was holding a public hearing on the bill.


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