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CIGARETTE TAX BECOMES FUNDING OPTION FOR BREWERS STADIUM
Published August 29, 1995
A regional cigarette tax surfaced yesterday "as an option" to fund a new Brewers stadium, according to Sam Martino of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. The idea came up as Republican legislators and officials from seven southeastern WI counties met to discuss alternatives to the an increase in the sales and hotel tax in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. Officials said the cigarette tax "was only one of several ideas" discussed in separate meetings yesterday. Among the other options considered: a new or additional car rental tax, a new or additional food and beverage tax, a tax on items sold at the stadium, eliminating the $500,000 annual sales tax exemption for sky boxes, and a 0.5% City of Milwaukee sales tax that would help raise $23.6M/year (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 8/29).