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.

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