Well, since the first one was a non-starter…
“We believe the initial proposal we put on the table would not cost the taxpayer one cent,” Walker said. “Our goal is to have any plan be the one that doesn’t take anything away from the base that’s already in the budget and not to add any new taxes.”
Fitzgerald has said he’s working on an alternative to Walker’s plan that would lower or even eliminate state bonding, and speculation has ramped up recently that Fitzgerald is looking at an option that would involve the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. More than a decade ago, the agency agreed to buy bonds for the renovation of Lambeau Field with the idea that doing so would make it cheaper for the state than selling them on the open market.
Those are good goals. It will be interesting to see if there’s a way to pull it off.
And I love this…
A spokeswoman for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett did not immediately respond to a Monday request for comment on Walker’s remarks, while County Executive Chris Abele said in a statement he is actively working on a solution.
Of all of the politicians who should be the most interested in a new arena, Mayor Barrett should be at the top of the list. But throughout the last few months, he has been MIA. Instead, he is letting legislators from Racine and Juneau and a governor from Wauwatosa take the lead. He truly is a worthless mayor.