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Board votes to end five-county Miller Park stadium sales tax, plans to end on March 31

Posted at 4:45 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 17:45:31-04

MILWAUKEE — The Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District Board has voted unanimously to approve a resolution to certify the end of the 0.1% Miller Park sales tax.

Since 1996, more than $600 million dollars has been collected through the 0.1% tax that impacted Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha, and Racine Counties.

"I'm as big of a Brewers fan as anyone, but Racine County residents should not have to pay for a sports stadium in Milwaukee," said Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave in a statement. "For 24 years, the Miller Park sales tax has endured here despite little to no evidence the stadium has benefited Racine County. The end of this tax is long overdue, and I’m glad the day has finally come."

The certification to end the Miller Park sales tax will now be turned over to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for final implementation.

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