Walker: Other states offered Foxconn more money

President Trump Announces Apple Supplier Foxconn Opening Wisconsin Plant Billionaire Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, center, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump, second left, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Gov. Scott Walker says Wisconsin lured electronics giant Foxconn to the state even though others offered the company more money. 

The Republican governor said Tuesday ``at least one if not several other states'' were prepared to give Foxconn more than Wisconsin's $3 billion incentive package. But Walker added that ``it wasn't a huge gap.'' 

The other states Foxconn considered for its first U.S. manufacturing plant were Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. 

Walker says he hopes lawmakers will work on approving the incentive package at the same time they try to finalize a state budget that's a month overdue. 

Environmentalists have expressed concern about the future Foxconn plant's impact on wetlands, but Walker insists the company has to abide by all federal and state regulations.

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