WI COUNTY COMMITTEE FACES BUDGET STRUGGLE FOR NEW STADIUM
The Milwaukee County Board Finance Committee Monday held off
an attempt to take money for the new Brewers Stadium out of the
county's '96 budget, according to the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL.
County Exec F. Thomas Ament had proposed paying $4M of the
county's $18M contribution to stadium costs next year taking that
money from the '96 county budget. Gretchen Schuldt writes this
indicates the stadium project could run into "rough sledding" in
the County Board, with officials complaining that "unfunded
mandates" imposed by the state can potentially drive up county
costs and property taxes (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/10).