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WISCO OFFICIALS ASK FOR LONG-TERM COMMITMENT FROM BREWERS
Published July 27, 1995
WI Gov. Tommy Thompson said yesterday that the state, Milwaukee County and the city of Milwaukee have "asked the Brewers to agree to stay in Milwaukee for 30 years" if a new stadium is built as part of a deal pending approval by the team, according to Rinard & Haudricourt of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. The deal is said to be "controversial," but Thompson declined to describe why, saying that "if he did it probably would set back negotiations." However, the JOURNAL SENTINEL believes the issue of whether local or regional taxes are necessary could be one "aspect of controversy." Brewers VP Laurel Prieb said the length of the lease was "one of the unresolved issues" in reaching an agreement. However, he does not consider the length of the lease to be a "major sticking point, and certainly not a deal buster" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 7/27).