Milwaukee alderman Bob Bauman is pushing ahead with his plan for a 1% sales tax hike to help fund a Bucks arena, which he says is a terrible waste of money, and parks and transit, which he likes.
“This is not some radical scheme that is being dreamed up here,” Milwaukee Alderman Bob Bauman said.
Bauman said a 1 percent sales tax increase in Milwaukee County would pay for improvements to parks and transportation and help fund a Milwaukee Bucks arena.
This still seems like a crazy idea, if not a Bucks-themed Trojan horse for parks and other funding, but if the Milwaukee city council is taking it seriously—
A committee voted Monday afternoon to put that idea on hold.