Walker still wants plan to save Kimberly-Clark plant
PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Gov.
Scott Walker says he's going to do everything in his power to save a
Kimberly-Clark factory and about 300 jobs after a tax incentive bill
failed in the Legislature.
The Republican governor said Tuesday that saving the factory is his
top priority before he leaves office and that he hopes he can
announce a plan in a few days.
Walker wanted the state Senate to vote on the bill during its
lame-duck session last week. But Republicans who control the Senate
couldn't get enough votes.
Walker said it frustrated him that lawmakers "didn't give us the
tools we needed" to keep open the Kimberly-Clark plant near
Appleton. Company officials have said they will close it without the
earlier proposed tax incentives that could reach as high as $100