Statement: Amendment to Special Session Assembly Bill 1
August 11, 2017
Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) released the following statement concerning the substitute amendment being proposed to the Special Session Assembly Bill 1, which pertains to the $10 billion Foxconn development in southeastern Wisconsin.
“The ideas put forward today in the amendment reflect our commitment to our constituents to bring the best bill forward that protects taxpayers and our natural resources while preparing Wisconsin for the biggest economic development in state history.
“We have been thorough and deliberate in our analysis of the public testimony and the legislation before us. This amendment addresses the needs of the local units of government, increases worker training opportunities, and tightens the bill language to ensure Wisconsin has the best deal that will bring the most return on investment.
“I want to thank the Governor’s Office for working with us on these important changes to the legislation. I also want to commend Chairman Adam Neylon for working with the ranking Democrat on his committee, Rep. Tod Ohnstad, as we attempt to find bipartisan solutions. It’s clear we have the same goal in mind: making sure this landmark opportunity moves forward to bring thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars in economic development to the state.
“To my Republican and Democratic colleagues, I urge you to join us as we work together to move Wisconsin forward. Together we can build a stronger economy and improve the quality of life throughout the state for generations to come.”