Capitol Notes: A Look Back At The Big Political Stories of 2017

Jan 1, 2018

For our Capitol Notes conversation today -- we examine the year in politics.  One of the biggest Wisconsin stories of 2017 was Foxconn, and the state's $3 billion incentives package for the Taiwanese company to locate here.  

Gov. Walker championed the deal, saying the huge LCD screen manufacturing plant in Racine County will transform the state's economy.  But, Democrats were skeptical and blasted the plan during the debate.

WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of, why the governor pushed so hard to land Foxconn.

Other big political stories of 2017 include the solution to the transportation budget deficit, more money for education, a growing field of Democratic candidates for governor and a change in minority leadership in the state Assembly.