Signs SB 35, SB 70 Into Law
today, Governor Walker signed two important pieces of legislation into law -
Act 22, the elimination of the 48 hour hold on handgun purchases; and Act
23, the ability for off-duty and retired law enforcement officers to carry
concealed weapons on school grounds. As co-author of Act 22, I am proud to
have seen this bill signed into law.
will ensure that law-abiding citizens are able to continue to safely arm
themselves. It should be noted that the elimination of the 48 hour hold for
handgun purchases does not eliminate the current statutory provision
for a required background check; rather, it allows law-abiding gun owners to
acquire their firearm as soon as the Department of Justice background check
Act 23 will
ensure the continued safety of our public schools by allowing off-duty and
retired officers to legally conceal their weapons while on public school
To view the
texts of both bills and find more information, click the links below:
Thoughts on the Milwaukee Bucks Arena
many of you know, the Milwaukee Bucks arena
"deal" is currently being considered by the state Legislature. I have
received a handful of contacts on this issue, but would like more input!
To send me your thoughts,
to take my quick survey.
Below are some of the details that were
provided by the Governor earlier this month. In case you missed it, here is
link to the press conference at which the deal was first announced.
In April 2014,
Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens bought the Milwaukee Bucks
from Herb Kohl for $550 million.
According to ESPN
sources, the sale included the following provisions:
- Lasry and Edens purchased the Bucks under the terms that the team
would be kept in Milwaukee. Former owner Herb Kohl included this
condition in the sale to ensure the team would stay in the city.
- while the sale contract is private, sources say the NBA may buy
the bucks back for $575 million (purchase price was $550 million) if
significant progress towards a more modern arena is not underway by
A new arena is projected to cost $500 million. The current state and private
funding breakdown is as follows:
- $100 million
Lasry/Edens - $100 million
State of Wisconsin - $80 million ($4 million for 20 years)
City of Milwaukee - $47 million
Milwaukee County - $80 million ($4 million for 20 years)
Wisconsin Center District - $93 million (bonding)
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