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BREWERS PERFORMANCE ON THE FIELD NOT HELPING STADIUM EFFORTS
Published June 15, 1995
Republican legislative leaders said one of the reasons they do not want to take up a Milwaukee stadium financing package now is the Brewers' "poor win-loss record," writes Amy Rinard in this morning's MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Senate Majority Leader Michael Ellis: "Wrapping old cheese in a new box is still old cheese." WI Gov. Tommy Thompson has proposed taking up the matter after the state budget bill is approved in early July. Assembly Speaker David Prosser: "If they won six games in a row, I'd say let's have a special session right away." Stadium Task Force Chair Robert Kahlor said it would be "very unfortunate" if legislators only looked at the team's won-loss record. Kahlor: "We're probably not going to get a competitive team until we get a new stadium." Rinard notes Ellis is opposed to state funds going to the effort, but would be willing to authorize the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County to levy local taxes. Ellis: "We are not going to build a stadium for Bud Selig using state dollars" (Amy Rinard, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 6/15).