Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill that spends half-a-billion dollars in taxpayer money over the next three decades to help the Milwaukee Brewers repair their baseball stadium.
No. Wisconsin taxes won’t increase to pay for improvements to American Family Field, home of the Milwaukee Brewers, under newly approved legislation.
No. Former Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell’s income tax won’t necessarily be higher because his new employer is in Illinois.
Wisconsin lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to spend nearly half a billion dollars to help the Milwaukee Brewers repair their stadium over the next three decades, pushing the proposal to Gov. Tony Evers’ desk despite arguments that the team has more than enough money and doesn’t deserve such a sizable government subsidy.
No. Mark Attanasio, principal owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, does not appear on Forbes’ 2023 list of the world’s 2,640 billionaires.
No. Legislation to provide $546 million in public funds for American Family Field improvements would not require contributions from the suburban Milwaukee counties of Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha.
Yes. Legislation to provide $546 million in public money for American Family Field improvements in Milwaukee would remove all local government appointees to the stadium’s board of directors.
No. The Milwaukee Brewers would contribute $100 million toward renovations at American Family Field, extend the team’s lease on the stadium until 2050 and pledge not to relocate under a bill proposed by Republican state lawmakers.
Republican legislators Monday announced a bill that would devote more than $614 million in public funding to repair and renovate the Milwaukee Brewers’ stadium — far more than taxpayers spent to build it more than two decades ago.
No. The Milwaukee Brewers and the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District, which is distinct from the state, own American Family Field.
Yes. Wisconsin taxes professional baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer athletes who don’t live in Wisconsin for the income they receive when their team plays in Wisconsin.
Yes. A 0.1% sales tax in Milwaukee County and its adjoining counties raised $609 million over 24 years for construction of a new stadium for the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team.