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Fitzgerald: Bid To Lure Foxconn Likely Needs Legislative Help

Wisconsin In The Running To Land Taiwanese Tech Manufacturing Plant

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The Wisconsin Senate’s top Republican says the Legislature may have to pass a bill to help lure a Taiwanese technology company bring a plant to Wisconsin.

Foxconn, best known for making Apple’s iPhone, is looking to build a display panel factory in the United States with several states in the running.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he “can’t imagine” the state wouldn’t do something to compete for Foxconn’s plant. But he said he doesn’t know what that would look like.

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Fitzgerald also told the newspaper he attended a barbecue Tuesday night at Gov. Scott Walker’s official residence where Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou was a guest.