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Category: Arena Debates

What is TIF and how could it be used to fund an arena in Milwaukee?

What is TIF and how could it be used to fund an arena in Milwaukee?

| August 5, 2014 | 5 Replies

Share As the Milwaukee Bucks’ new owners continue their march toward a new facility, the elephant in the room grows: How will the Bucks and the local community find another $200 or $300 million to fund a new arena? Two alternatives to a Miller Park-like sales tax that have been floated around lately – most [...]

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What is a “jock tax” and is it a fair means to a new arena in Milwaukee?

What is a “jock tax” and is it a fair means to a new arena in Milwaukee?

| July 11, 2014 | 4 Replies

SharePreston Schmitt has been doing some killer research around the idea of a new arena in Milwaukee. He’s put together an extensive glossary to help you understand the situation and parties involved. It’s necessary reading. Today, he digs further into the idea of a “jock tax”, just what that entails and how it can be [...]

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A glossary for the great Milwaukee Arena debate

A glossary for the great Milwaukee Arena debate

| June 12, 2014 | 6 Replies

SharePolitical reporting is a very different reporting scene than sports reporting. Sub the word “blogging” in for “reporting” and the statement is still true. There are about the same number of names to remember, but often political reading feels like the eating of vegetables to the eating of dessert that sports reading is. There are [...]

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