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MILWAUKEE STADIUM FINANCING ALTERNATIVES GAINS MOMENTUM
Published September 1, 1995
The WI Legislature's search for Brewers stadium construction money alternatives "gained momentum" when Gov. Tommy Thompson told northern WI audiences they should favor stadium- supporting taxes that are imposed only on Milwaukee and Waukesha counties, according to the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Legislators reportedly were already seeking financing alternatives before Thompson made his "stick it to 'em" remark about taxing the two counties. Thompson later apologized saying his "choice of words" stemmed from enthusiasm for keeping the Brewers. Financing alternatives include: Expand the 1/10 of 1% sales tax to two additional counties, Washington and Ozaukee, and discard the 1% room tax for Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. 2) An additional cigarette tax of $.05/pack in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine and Kenosha counties, and $.02/pack statewide (AP/MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 9/1).