Kimberly-Clark will wait on closure decision
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Latest on Wisconsin Legislature's plans to return for vote on Kimberly-Clark tax break bill (all times local):
Paper-maker Kimberly-Clark says it will delay any decision about closing a Wisconsin plant that employs about 500 people until after the Legislature meets in November to discuss a tax break bill.
Gov. Scott Walker and legislative leaders announced the previously unplanned session Tuesday. It is set to begin on Nov. 12, a week after the Nov. 6 election.
Kimberly-Clark had imposed a Sept. 30 deadline for the Legislature to take action. But company spokeswoman Brook Smith says in a statement Tuesday that productive discussions with Walker and members of the Legislature continue.
Smith says "we will not make any final decisions" about the plant in Fox Crossing until after the Legislature meets in November.
The Wisconsin Legislature plans to return the week after the November election to vote on a bill that would provide tax breaks designed to keep open a Kimberly-Clark plant in Fox Crossing.
Gov. Scott Walker and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced the extraordinary session Tuesday. It comes after lawmakers missed a Sept. 30 deadline imposed by Kimberly-Clark to reach a deal.
Walker wants lawmakers to approve a tax incentive package that could cost up to $100 million.
The Assembly passed the bill earlier this year but there aren't votes in the Senate to pass it.
Walker says calling the extraordinary session to start on Nov. 12 to take up the bill is a "major step forward in achieving our goal."
About 500 people work at the plant in Fox Crossing.