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Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Tuesday, 14 February 2023 11:39

milw-brewers-miller-parkMADISON – Today, Governor Evers announced a new deal with the Milwaukee Brewers that would spend $290 million from our state’s $7 billion surplus to ensure the team stays in Milwaukee through 2043 at a minimum. The proposed one time investment is estimated to save taxpayers more than $200 million over the Brewers’ lease term, while generating more than $400 million in revenue over the next twenty years.

Senate Democratic Leader Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement on the plan:

melissa-agard“When people think of summer in Wisconsin, they think of the Brewers, bratwursts, and Bob Uecker. It is clear that the Brewers are part of the fabric that makes up our state. The plan Governor Evers created alongside Brewers’ leadership ensures that the team will remain in Milwaukee and is a responsible way to utilize our historic surplus. The Brewers and American Family Field play a vital role in our state’s economy. The organization supported more than 3,000 jobs last year, including 1,100 union jobs of Brewer and vendor employees.

“Loving our Brewers isn’t a Democratic issue or a Republican issue and I’m hopeful this budget provision receives bipartisan support to maintain this cultural and economic cornerstone of Wisconsin. Simply put, this plan is a home run for our state.”

 
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