holds out hope for another run at Kimberly-Clark
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott
Walker is hinting that there may still be a chance to save a
Kimberly-Clark factory and about 300 jobs after a tax incentive bill
failed in the Legislature.
Walker wanted the state Senate to vote on the bill during its
lame-duck session earlier this week. But Republicans who control the
Senate couldn't get enough votes. Instead, they approved a sweeping
package of bills to limit early voting and curtail the powers of the
incoming Democratic governor and attorney general.
Walker tweeted Friday that "I'm trying to figure other ways" to keep
the Kimberly-Clark plant near Appleton open. That could include
incentives that may not need legislative approval.
Company officials have said they will close it without the earlier
proposed tax incentives that could reach as high as $100 million.