Walker: Not trying to poach Illinois companies
CHICAGO (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he’s not looking to “poach” businesses from Illinois–taking a softer approach different from what he took last year, when he invited disgruntled businesses in Illinois to come to Wisconsin in lieu of Illinois raising personal and corporate taxes.
At a news conference following a Monday speech in downtown Chicago, Walker said he would like Chicago-area companies looking to expand to look at Wisconsin as an option for them.
The governor says he had a good working relationship with former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and would like to establish a similar relationship with current Mayor Rahm Emanuel.