Take this with whatever grains of salt you feel are necessary, but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has indicated that he won’t support a sales tax hike for a Milwaukee Bucks arena without a public vote. Or, rather, without “some sort of buy-in” from voters — “whether it is a referendum or some sort of vote, we’ll have to see.”
If you actually read Walker’s full comments, in fact, he’s in full hedging-his-bets mode, calling the Bucks “important,” but saying since Bradley Center is only 20 years old there’s “not as apparent compelling argument as there was with County Stadium,” and saying, “I am not saying it can’t happen. I’m just saying that everyone that interested in this has to be realistic that it will be hard.” In other words, there’s a long, long way to go here, and Walker isn’t going to say anything that could haunt him later. Reply cloudy, ask again later.