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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs bill to fund new Bucks arena

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs bill to fund new Bucks arena

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took a break from the presidential campaign trail Wednesday to commit $250 million in taxpayer money to pay for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. Calling the new NBA stadium a "dynamic attraction for the entire state of Wisconsin," Walker signed the bill at the Wisconsin State Fair Park surrounded by state lawmakers, local officials and Bucks team president Peter Feigin. "This is a good deal overall," Walker said before signing the bill, which allayed concerns that the NBA would move the team to Las Vegas or Seattle without a new arena. Taxpayers will contribute $250 million to the arena over 20 years, although that commitment will...

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