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Tax extension a nonstarter for funding new Bucks arena

Extending a local sales tax used to fund Miller Park to build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks is already a nonstarter, as elected officials from both ends of the political spectrum come out in opposition to the proposal. The 0.1% sales tax, collected in Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha, Racine and Milwaukee counties, was plenty […]

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With Kohl retiring, Bucks arena issues back in news

With Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl announcing he was retiring from the U.S. Senate, the speculation started in Wisconsin about the future of the team — and more importantly, the fate of Bradley Center. Now 22 years old, it’s pretty clear Bradley Center is economically obsolete; it’s been updated over the years, but the end […]

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Seattle arena effort suffers funding setback

A Washington State Senate committee approved an extension of sales taxes that helped pay for Safeco Field and Qwest Field, but in a blow to NBA arena advocates slipped in a provision that bars the use of future tax proceeds for a new or renovated arena — or any other sporting facility. Advocates had eyed […]

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