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Wisconsin state officials are considering funding options for the new Brewers stadium and have already declared one option "dead on arrival" -- a sales tax increase. Another recommendation being considered is the use of Indian gaming revenue, but according to a spokesperson for the governor, prospects for that "aren't great." Gov. Tommy Thompson reportedly "doesn't want to expand gambling in the state." Although the question of funding still remains, legislation has already been drafted for a separate authority -- a Wisconsin Stadium District -- "to finance and own" a new $223.5m convertible-roof stadium for the Brewers. Since $180M would have to be funded by the public, a sports lottery is being considered to help defray the costs (Gilbert and Hanley, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL, 1/27). In a separate report, Phil Nero writes that the infrastructure bill for the new stadium "is likely to increase" to at least $76.5M by "inflation alone" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL, 1/27).