Walker Signs Pro-Cheese Bill, First to Pass this Year
MADISON (AP) – Governor Scott Walker has signed into law the first bill to pass the Legislature this session, a measure to help Wisconsin’s cheese industry.
Walker on Thursday, signed the bill making it possible for tax incentives to be extended to help finance construction of a $30 million cheese packaging and distributing plant in the village of Oostburg near Sheboygan.
Plymouth-based Masters Gallery Foods is looking ot construct the new facility. The new law would allow Oostburg to create a new tax incremental district to help subsidize construction of the 150,000-square-food facility.
It is expected to create 120 jobs over three years.
Walker says the bill is good news both for the Oostburg community and the state.