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Lawmakers Clash on Tracking Foxconn Jobs

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Wisconsin lawmakers are at odds over the importance of a new audit that questions how the state tracks jobs created by Foxconn Technology Group.

The audit, prepared by the Legislature’s audit bureau, found Wisconsin is at risk of awarding tax credits to Foxconn for out-of-state jobs.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said he spoke with the head of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., which oversees the state’s contract with Foxconn, after the report was released. Fitzgerald said the audit overstates the scope of the problem, because the type of out-of-state employee described could be as a few as “one guy”…

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