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MILWAUKEE STADIUM PLAN STILL LACKING THREE SENATE VOTES
Published October 4, 1995
The Brewers stadium funding plan did not come to a vote in the Senate Tuesday because "the votes were not there," according to the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. WI Gov. Tommy Thompson said yesterday the package is three votes short of the 17 needed. The JOURNAL SENTINEL's Michael Bauman writes Thompson was "not a happy governor" as he said, "The Brewers don't have much more time or patience." Thompson also added: "Bud (Selig) is not going to tell you that he is going to leave, but you've all seen the balance sheet" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/4). D-DAY? Amy Rinard reports that Thompson said Thursday is "D-Day" for the Brewers and a "miracle" is needed to pass the financing deal and keep the Brewers in Milwaukee. Senator Rodney Moen, Democratic caucus chair, said if the stadium site were moved downtown, "a majority" of Democrats would support. But as it stands, a majority will vote "no." Thompson is said to have backing of 10 Republicans and four Democrats. Still, Senate Majority Leader Michael Ellis, the Legislature's most outspoken opponent of the measure, insists: "I bet when it is all said and done, the governor will get his votes" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/4).