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Gov. Scott Walker Implores Senators To Visit Kimberly-Clark Plant

Potential Tax Incentives Package Could Cost Up To $100M

Kleenex, a Kimberly-Clark product
Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

Gov. Scott Walker is imploring state senators to visit a Kimberly-Clark plant that’s slated to close if the Legislature doesn’t approve a tax incentives package that could cost up to $100 million.

Walker sent senators a letter Friday asking them to visit the Cold Spring facility in Fox Crossing.

Kimberly-Clark has given a Sept. 30 deadline for the Senate to vote on the incentives bill that’s already cleared the Assembly. But there aren’t enough Republican votes to pass the bill, meaning it would take an unknown number of Democratic votes to approve it.

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About 500 people work at the plant. Kimberly-Clark is also closing a nearby plant that employs about 110 people.

Walker has asked the Senate to return to vote on the bill even though it’s not scheduled to be in session again until January.