Wisconsin Lawmaker: I’ll Believe Miller Park Tax Is Dead When I See It

Washington Free Beacon | 3/16/2019 | Benjamin Yount - Watchdog.org
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A Waukesha County state representative isn't getting too excited over the latest talk about ending the Miller Park sales tax.

Pewaukee state Rep. Adam Nelyon said lawmakers and Miller Park managers have talked for years about ending the .10 percent sales tax that has paid for the ballpark for more than 20 years.

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"From the time the original end date in 2014 came and went, I’ve supported legislation to bring this tax to an end," Neylon said. "[But] we’ve seen deadlines come and go in the past, and I would encourage the Stadium Board to keep their word on this one."

The Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District on Tuesday voted to end the tax in March of next year.

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Miller Park's board chairman, Don Smiley, said the vote was "rewarding" for taxpayers.

Anyone who's shopped in and around Milwaukee, specifically Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha and Racine counties, since 1996 has paid the tax.

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Neylon and other lawmakers say the tax has taken in over half a billion...
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