The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been updating their article on the budget hearing at Alverno University today…so the snippet I saw this morning about Tim Sheehy’s, President of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, testimony in favor of the state’s $220 million bond issue to pay for part of a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks was removed.
Since I can’t cut and paste it in nor link to the actual article with the information, I’ll paraphrase it briefly.
Mr. Sheehy was in total support of building the new arena and making sure that we retain the Milwaukee Bucks…saying it was an important asset for the City of Milwaukee.
Well, that being said, where is the MMAC with their checkbooks? If it’s such a important source of revenue and economic growth in the region…aren’t the businesses and business leaders the guys that should be picking up the balance of the tab? Instead of the general tax payers?
Mr. Sheehy, I suggest that you and your organization actually put your money where your mouth is!