Two Milwaukee counties oppose Bucks arena tax that hasn’t even been proposed yet

Milwaukee hasn’t even launched its task force on a new Bucks arena yet, and already two local counties are getting ready to object to its funding plan:

The county boards in Ozaukee and Racine counties are expected to consider resolutions that would oppose the imposition of any regional tax to finance the construction of a new, multipurpose arena in Milwaukee or the development or renovation of the Wisconsin Center convention center…

The proposed resolutions also formally oppose any talk of extending the current 0.1% Miller Park stadium tax that is collected in Racine, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Washington and Ozaukee counties.

It’s still way early yet, but given how contentious a regional sales tax for a sports facility was the last time it was voted on, it looks like we’re going to have one heck of a gumfight.


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