Proposed Bucks arena goes before Wisconsin lawmakers


MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A proposed $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks is back up before Wisconsin lawmakers.

The Legislature’s budget committee is holding a public hearing at 10 a.m. on a deal that relies on half the money coming from state and local taxpayers. Current owners and former owner Herb Kohl would contribute another $250 million.

Though the GOP controls both chambers and legislative leaders favor the deal, enough rank-and-file lawmakers have resisted the arena that the issue was broken out of larger budget talks.

The NBA has said the Bucks need to have a new arena or the franchise could be moved.

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