PUBLIC TO GET A SAY IN FUNDING FOR NEW BREWERS STADIUM?
Milwaukee County property taxes "would likely be tapped" to
repay $18M borrowed to finance infrastructure related to a new
Brewers stadium, according to Gretchen Schuldt of the MILWAUKEE
JOURNAL SENTINEL. Milwaukee County Board Finance Committee Chair
Richard Nyklewicz "hinted" at a possible referendum on the
stadium. Nyklewicz noted that they will wait to see "what the
Legislature does" before making any decision (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL
SENTINEL, 8/25). Opponents of the stadium argued yesterday that
the price of a new stadium would increase when interest costs are
added. Critics charges that under the funding structure being
pushed by the team and WI Gov. Tommy Thompson, costs would triple
with taxpayers liable for $530M of the estimated $750M tab
(AP/MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 8/25).