July 28, 2015

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Update On Passage of the Milwaukee Bucks Arena Deal

Today, the Assembly passed legislation to approve the Bucks arena on a bi-partisan 52-34 vote. I voted against it.

I voiced my concerns about this deal and I tried to work with my colleagues to make changes that I thought would better protect the taxpayers. The legislation will now go to Governor Walker to be signed into law.

I also want to thank everyone who contacted me to share their opinion on the arena.

Please see my statement on my vote below:

Rep. Murphy Votes Against the Bucks Deal

(Madison)...Representative Dave Murphy (R-Greenville) released the following the statement after voting against the Milwaukee Bucks arena deal today:

"I am disappointed with the outcome of the vote today. I cannot in good conscience put taxpayers on the hook for an arena in Milwaukee that the state shouldn't be involved with in the first place.

"The state should not be in the business of giving taxpayers money to millionaire basketball players and billionaire team owners.

"I am disappointed that the City of Milwaukee has not shown leadership. Instead, they expected the state to lead in crafting a deal and for taxpayers from outside the city to contribute money. Why should citizens in the Fox Valley, who pay for their own projects, have to pitch in for Milwaukee's?

"I am concerned with the precedent that Wisconsin set today and that the state is agreeing to be involved in the arena business for years to come."



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