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David Michael Miller

Foxconn is purchasing a building on the Capitol Square to make it easier for disgruntled taxpayers to show their outrage over the state’s botched deal with the Taiwanese manufacturer. Read more

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David Michael Miller

As more details come out, it appears that no one in the Walker administration did any research on liquid crystal display fabrication plants or on Terry Gou, the Taiwanese founder and CEO of Foxconn. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Clearly Foxconn was banking on former Gov. Scott Walker to stay in office and make sure it received its unneeded government payout even if it doesn’t meet all the targets. Read more

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Art by David Michael Miller

For four decades Isthmus has been putting together below-the-belt annual rewards for bad behavior. Not surprisingly, there is never a shortage of material. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

In 2005 Leah Vukmir, Sheila Harsdorf and Robin Vos backed a law that prohibits the use of eminent domain to transfer a privately-owned property to a corporation. But now they are silent on Foxconn's land grab in Mount Pleasant. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Even before the Racine plant is built, Foxconn has announced it will build outposts around the state. The timing, months before Scott Walker is up for reelection, is likely not coincidental. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker ignores the state’s new economy, while doing everything we can to prop up the old economy of manufacturing. His strategy seems to be to spend billions on subsidies — the recipients of these giveaways give Walker campaign donations. Read more

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David Michael Miller

The latest Marquette Law School poll shows that northern Wisconsin residents are not thrilled with the Foxconn deal, believing it will mainly benefit the Milwaukee area. Gov. Scott Walker’s divide-and-conquer political strategy could backfire on him Read more

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The Republican-controlled Legislature has stripped funding from UW-Madison for years, so it figures that, politically, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank needed to find private funding to cover tuition for lower-income Wisconsin families. Read more

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Citizen Dave predicts the Supreme Court will strike down Wisconsin’s gerrymandering law, Walker will lose and Baldwin will win. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Madison joined 200 other regions in competing for Amazon’s new second headquarters. We’re not likely to get it and that’s a good thing. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin’s recovery from the Great Recession has been hopelessly incomplete. Dane County is flourishing while rural communities and Milwaukee languish. However, there are other ideas for jump starting the economy besides a $3 billion bet on Foxconn. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories

If our state leaders really cared about jobs and really understood our primary advantages — relative climate change security and clean water — they would be working to strengthen protections for our water, not eliminate them. Read more

Citizen Dave

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Benjamin Barlow

"The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” is based on a now partly debunked accounting of Mike Daisey’s visits to Foxconn’s factories in China. Actor Jason Compton performs the controversial monologue at the Bartell Theatre beginning Aug. 31. Read more

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David Michael Miller

A paper owned by unions is mocking and opposing a deal trumpeted as creating jobs. That’s because the Sun-Times understands what a colossal mistake Foxconn is. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Walker’s wildly liberal giveaway of tax dollars suggests a desperation to wipe away his failed promise to create 250,000 new jobs and the state’s consistently below-average ranking in job creation. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker has essentially said that he would support a $190 million annual tax increase on Wisconsin residents. Let’s meet him halfway and accept that tax increase — but look at an alternative for how we want to invest it. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

Wisconsin taxpayers would subsidize each Foxconn job $230,000 to $1 million. These jobs would pay a third of what a family of four needs to live in the middle class. Plus, Foxconn would be allowed to move streams, fill wetlands and pollute waterways. Read more

Citizen Dave 12 Comments

The Foxconn deal isn't done yet. Will the Badgers learn from an allegorical tale? Read more

Madland

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David Michael Miller

The iPhone maker’s plant in Wisconsin will reportedly generate 3,000 to 13,000 new jobs with an average salary of $53,000, plus benefits. But the company’s track record is troubling. Read more

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