Professional Sports Category Archive

  • Scott Walker Noncommittal to Fiserv Incentive Package in Wake of Arena Naming Rights Deal

    Despite approving a legislative aid package, Gov. Scott Walker Thursday sounded noncommittal to awarding $12.5 million in incentives to Fiserv after the firm paid for naming rights to the new Milwaukee Bucks...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/02/2018
  • Scott Walker Shares ‘Make the Bucks Great Again’ Hat Given to Donald Trump

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wants to make sure President Donald Trump knows how big of a deal it is that the Milwaukee Bucks are in the playoffs, and he’s doing so through...

    Bleacher Report, 04/18/2017
  • Gov. Walker Gives President Trump Customized ‘Make the Bucks Great Again!” hat

    Last time President Trump was in Wisconsin, he left with a custom Green Bay Packers jersey. This time, he’s walking away with some Milwaukee Bucks gear. Governor Scott Walker presented President Trump...

    WTMJ-TV, 04/18/2017
  • Scott Walker Tours Construction of New Bucks Arena

    Walker said he was pleasantly surprised to see how quickly the arena is taking shape. Thanks to a mild winter, crews have completed around 45 percent of the exterior structure. Walker said...

    WTMJ-TV, 04/11/2017
  • Assembly Speaker Vos Claims He Can Pass Milwaukee Bucks Arena Deal in GOP-Controlled Assembly

    At a Madison press conference Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos revealed the full details of a secretly negotiated deal to help build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks and claimed he could pass it in the State Assembly.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/30/2015
  • Why Are Republicans Wary of Arena Deal? Check the Scoreboard

    Republicans can't claim surprise when politicians who rode into office on the backs of their special interests attacks over a $5 million scoreboard for the Milwaukee Bucks aren't lining up to support a $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/30/2015
  • Walker Says Tax Increase He Supports for Bucks Deal Is Not a Tax increase

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, citing unnamed sources, reported Thursday that the most recent proposal would include $250 million from taxpayers, with another $150 million coming from Bucks owners and $100 million from...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/30/2015
  • Bond Costs for Walker’s Bucks Arena Plan Could Be As High As $488 million

    A new analysis released Tuesday by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau says the fiscal effect on the state of Gov. Scott Walker’s $220 million bonding proposal for a new downtown arena could range...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/24/2015
  • Arena Plan Prompts Different Reactions From Area Groups

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, a liberal group, said his organization had "serious questions about the priorities of Gov. Walker."

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/20/2015
  • Scott Walker Proposed $220 Million in State Bonds to Fund Bucks arena

    Perhaps with 2016 in mind, Gov. Scott Walker is pitching his Milwaukee arena proposal not as state assistance to a private company, but as a model of fiscal conservatism. Walker on Tuesday...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/27/2015
  • Assembly Speaker’s Comments on Bucks Arena Funding Causes Controversy

    "I thought it was just a really blatant and unmistakable message that Speaker Vos was sending to people in Wisconsin and that's, 'you play by my rules or you don't get to play."

    WKOW-TV, 11/14/2014
  • New ‘jock Tax’ Proposal for Bucks Arena Stirs Up Controversy

    Vos says he wants to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee. But political visits are not making his job to convince law makers across the state any easier. The liberal group, One Wisconsin...

    WITI-TV, 11/14/2014