Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers says 13 thousand is not a magic number when it comes to Foxconn jobs. The governor told the editorial boards of the Racine Journal Times and Kenosha News last week that there may be more jobs, there may be less. Evers spent most of last week trying to clarify his comments that Foxconn would never hire as many people as the company promised. The governor met with Foxconn CEO Terry Gou last week, and now says he hopes Foxconn is successful in the state.
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Gover Evers’ administration is trying to make the case to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin by telling counties how much money they could see. Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm says a Medicaid expansion could be worth nearly two-and-a-half billion dollars statewide. Milwaukee County would see the largest chunk of that, DHS says an expansion would be worth 695 million for Milwaukee County. DHS says an expansion would be worth 81 million in Waukesha County, another 27 million in Washington County, and 17 million in Ozaukee County.