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Analysis: Congressional GOP coming to grips with failure

Friday, 21 July 2017
Analysis: Congressional GOP coming to grips with failure

McConnell promised Senate will finally vote to open debate on a health care bill. 

Woodland and marsh trails closed in La Crosse

Friday, 21 July 2017
Woodland and marsh trails closed in La Crosse

City parks and rec. dept. working with volunteers to clear areas. 

Holmen police warn of man selling books door-to-door

Friday, 21 July 2017
Holmen police warn of man selling books door-to-door

He told one young girl he was there to tutor her. 

Wednesday - January 28, 2015 11:25 am

BRF Man Hit BY Car Walking Home From Work

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A man walking home from work in the dark was hit by a car in Black River

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Long Time Polar Plunge Coming

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About 200 people have signed up to jump into the Mississippi, for an annual

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Wednesday - January 28, 2015 11:22 am

Davids Reacts to Governor's Budget Proposal

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Governor Mark Dayton's $42 billion plus budget for the next two years was

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Doyle Has Concerns On UW System Cuts

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State lawmaker Steve Doyle says when he taught classes at UW-L in the late

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Standoff Report; Officers Showed Restraint, Acted Honorably

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Commendations could be on the way for three La Crosse police officers who

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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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Tuesday - January 27, 2015 6:27 pm

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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Higher income limits for voucher school students a bad idea

21 July 2017

The state of Wisconsin doesn't have an unlimited amount of money to spend. We see that with the billion dollar hole in the state's transportation budget our lawmakers can't fire...

The word on the street was "Wait!"...9 years ago

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Nine years ago, in the fall of 2008, a new traffic signal was installed at the intersection of West Avenue and Pine Street. The signal had an electronic voice telling...

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