This Week on The Disclaimer: Breaking Down The Foxconn Deal

Aug. 10, 2017
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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of head scratching with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're talking about the biggest Wisconsin news story of the summer: the Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn's plan to build a massive plant south of Milwaukee. Initial headlines cheered the deal, which could create as many as 13,000 new jobs in the state, but recent headlines have been a lot less flattering as the specifics of the state's $3 billion incentive package have been scrutinized. Since we're not experts on the story (to say the least), we brought in somebody who is: Milwaukee Business Journal reporter Dan Shafer, who has been all over the story. So is Foxconn a good deal for the state or a bad one? We press him repeatedly to find out as much as we can.

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