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Philando Castile’s family reaches $3M settlement in death

Monday, 26 June 2017
Philando Castile’s family reaches $3M settlement in death

Officer Yanez was fired day he was found not guilty.

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Gundersen Tops List of Taxpayer Heavyweights Again

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Poage Park High on List of City's Park Priorities

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Walker Wants To Make Sure Bucks Stay Here

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No new taxes, no hole in the state budget, and no loss of Wisconsin's professional basketball team -- or the revenue they provide.

 

Those were the big talking points for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday morning, as Walker outlined a plan to use NBA player tax revenues to finance $220 million in bonding for a new multi-purpose arena in downtown Milwaukee. In a short prepared presentation at the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Walker noted that NBA players currently pay $6.52 million annually in state income taxes, and that the projected growth in player salaries (and thus tax collections) could finance the full $220 million in revenue bonds included in his new state budget. Central to that projected growth is the NBA's new nine-year, $24 billion TV deal starting in 2016, an agreement that will roughly triple the current $900 million in television money split among franchises.  Moreover, Walker also announced that if the team were ever sold during the tenor of the debt -- whether the franchise left Milwaukee or not -- the first draw on sale proceeds would go towards fully paying off the remaining debt obligation at that time.

 

Combined with the $250 million already pledged by current Bucks ownership and former owner Herb Kohl, Walker's proposed $220 million financing would put proposed project funding already in the vicinity of the $450 to $500 million estimated for a new arena. Not that anything is guaranteed: While Walker's proposal is included in the new state budget he's formally submitting this coming week, it would still require approval of the state legislature and thus will undoubtedly face challenges over the coming months.

 

Still, Walker's support, the packaging of the proposal and the sheer magnitude of the dollars being discussed should make this a banner day for Bucks fans. While the proposal is dependent on the league's continued growth, much of the short-term risk is mitigated by the league's new long-term TV deal, and ultimately this was always the cleanest way to use public funds without new taxes or a diversion of existing tax revenues.

 

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Holmen Voters To See Two Ballot Questions In April

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Holmen school district voters in April will be asked to pass two

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Vinehout Asks Where The Money Will Come From

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Democratic Party Chair of Wisconsin Mike Tate says Governor

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West Salem School District To Go Ahead With Referendum

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A year ago, voters in West Salem shot down a multi-million dollar school

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Health Exchange Enrollments On Rise

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The Obama administration and its partners are shifting into high gear in the

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Viking Cruise Lines Coming

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Viking boats may be coming to La Crosse in a couple of years...not with

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Davids Votes For Flood Bill

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On Monday, the Minnesota House voted 132-0 in favor of a disaster relief

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Bad 20's Going Around

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Someone's floating bad bills in Minnesota. Cops in Winona are looking

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You can't protect free speech by limiting it

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It is good that Wisconsin lawmakers are concerned about free speech. But it makes no sense to protect free speech by limiting free speech. But that is exactly what the...

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