MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law the first bill to pass the Legislature this session, a measure designed 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 distribution plant in the village of Oostburg near Sheboygan.
Plymouth-based Masters Gallery Foods is looking to construct the new facility. The new law will allow Oostburg to create a new tax incremental district to help subsidize construction of the 150,000-sqaure-foot 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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