MADISON – Today, Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh), a member of the budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance, released the following statement regarding the passage of the biennial budget and the Foxconn legislation:
“In the last twenty-four hours, Assembly Republicans have repeatedly failed the citizens of our state. From the missed opportunities to provide long-term, sustainable investments to our public schools and roads, to providing the largest taxpayer handout to a foreign company in US history, Wisconsin Republicans are proving that they are more interested in doing damage control on their own failed policies, instead of leading.
“Wisconsin is in its eighth consecutive year of economic growth, yet we are spending more than the revenue we bring in during both years of this biennium. Instead of investing in small business development or our UW System, we promised up to $3 billion dollars to a foreign company with virtually no strings attached.
It is clear to me after watching the votes come in on the budget and the Foxconn deal that my constituents will be on the hook for the mistakes of a desperate Governor with a weak economic record, crumbling transportation infrastructure, and an outmigration of working aged people, and who has now offered the largest ever subsidy provided by a state to a foreign company.”
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