State Senator Van Wanggaard's eNewsletter 2019
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Governor Evers Trying to Upend Foxconn Deal


On Wednesday, Governor Evers announced that because he didn’t believe Foxconn would create 13,000 jobs, he was going to renegotiate the Foxconn contract with the state.

Unfortunately, Governor Evers has tried to drive Foxconn out of Wisconsin repeatedly in his first 100 days. First, he said he didn’t like the Foxconn deal, but would respect it. This led to Foxconn reaffirming their commitment to Wisconsin. Then Evers ordered his DNR to re-review Foxconn’s air permits. When his political appointees re-approved those permits, Evers ordered a re-review of the water permits. When those were re-approved, Foxconn showed its commitment to Wisconsin by buying a building that you can see from Evers’ office. Now, he wants to change the pay-for-performance contract that protects taxpayers and local governments.
Governor Evers has proposed eliminating Wisconsin’s right-to-work laws, and tried to increase taxes on manufacturers like Foxconn and Haribo. It’s apparent he’s trying to make Wisconsin as unfriendly for business as possible.
Foxconn gets nothing from the state if it doesn’t perform to its contractual obligations. That was the case last year, when Foxconn fell short of meeting hiring guidelines. There’s no need to change the contract. Governor Evers can only make the contract worse for taxpayers or drive direct and indirect Foxconn jobs out of Wisconsin.
Our local communities are doing a great job of working together to prepare for Foxconn. Our schools are preparing students for the workforce that will be needed. Governor Evers should sit back and take the win that is coming.

Armenian Genocide Commemoration


104th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide


On Tuesday, April 16th I co-hosted the annual Capitol reception and program to commemorate the Armenian Genocide. Each year we remember the Armenian Genocide.  From 1915-1923 the Ottoman Turkish government attempted to rid Ottoman Turkey of their Armenian, or non-Turkic, population- 1.5 million Armenians were killed.

In District Office Hours


I'm looking forward to seeing folks at the district office hours in Norway and Caledonia later today. 

Next week, Thursday, April 25th, I hope you will join me in Burlington, Union Grove and Mt. Pleasant.  Hope to see you there!

Project Lead the Way

I was blown away by the Project Lead the Way group presentations from Wilmot High School and Kenosha School of Engineering. 

Project Lead the Way is a transformational learning experience for Pre-K- 12 students encouraging knowledge and skills in computer science, engineering and biomedical sciences. 

What a great group of students and instructors.

At the Capitol


It was another busy week at the Capitol.  Among those visiting my office were students from my niece Ava's class at Fratt Elementary in Racine. 

She even tried my desk on for size. 

I also had the pleasure of meeting with Prairie Elementary School from Wind Lake during their tour of the Capitol this week.
Issue 128
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Pictured with Dr. Angela Andersson, Ph.D.
Principal of Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum (KTEC).

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Madison, Wisconsin 53707
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Local Events

17th Annual Volunteer Recognition luncheon
April 26th
Roma Lodge, Mount Pleasant

2019 Clean Sweep
April 27th
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Scholarship Pancake Breakfast- Burlington Masonic Lodge No. 28
April 28th
Burlington Masonic Lodge

Roma Lodge Pancake Day
May 4th
Festival Hall, Racine

RAM Annual PEEPS International Art Exhibition
April 11-28th (check for updated dates)
Racine Art Museum

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