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September 7, 2017

Wisconsin panel changes court rules for Foxconn plant

  • As part of a $3 billion incentive package, any lawsuit involving the Taiwan-based tech company could be appealed directly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
    Associated Press

    MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group could appeal lawsuits directly to the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court, skipping the state appeals court, under changes to a $3 billion incentive package the Legislature's budget-writing committee approved Tuesday.

    The unprecedented change to the usual judicial process drew criticism from Democrats, who also blasted the $3 billion incentives as a corporate welfare giveaway. But they didn't have the votes needed to stop the proposal.

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