State Senate Misses Deadline on Grant for Kimberly-Clark Closing

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The deadline for the state Senate to vote on an incentive package to keep Kimberly-Clark from closing it’s facility in Fox Crossing has passed with no action taken.

In January, Kimberly-Clark announced they would be closing their cold spring plant as part of a company-wide restructuring program.
A bill that would grant Kimberly-Clark more than 100 million dollars in tax incentives passed through the assembly.
Kimberly-Clark set a deadline of today for the Senate to pass the bill which didn’t happen. 
Lawmakers are hoping Kimberly-Clark will extend their deadline past November’s mid-term elections.
Gov. Scott Walker tells Local 5 he has been in talks with Kimberly Clark, the union, and state lawmakers throughout the week and weekend.
He says he hopes to announce something tomorrow on the what the next step is going forward.
Community leaders say the fate of hundreds of jobs are on the line.
Opponents of the bill say it doesn’t address the real problems facing the company.

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