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Evers says he would revisit air permits for Foxconn



MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers says he would revisit state air permits given to electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group for its manufacturing campus in southeast Wisconsin.

Evers said Wednesday that he thinks Republican Gov. Scott Walker “gave (Foxconn) a freebie on air quality.” The comments came from an editorial board interview with the Wisconsin State Journal.

Evers has said he wants to renegotiate the deal that would give the Taiwan company up to $4 billion in state and local tax breaks.

Walker has championed the Foxconn project, which could result in $10 billion in investments and up to 13,000 jobs.

Walker’s administration gave four air permits to Foxconn in April.

Evers says “I’ve had many scientists look at that approval process and they’ve found many flaws with that decision made by the Department of Natural Resources.”

Evers faces Walker in the Nov. 6 election.

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