The plan to spend more than 500 million-dollars in taxpayer money on the Brewers’ ballpark is halfway there at the Wisconsin Capitol.
The State Assembly yesterday approved the plan to use taxpayer money to pay for upkeep and renovations at American Family Field. Sixteen Republicans and 11 Democrats voted against the plan, but there was also bipartisan support for the package. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos yesterday said the plan is a good deal for taxpayers. Pewaukee Republican Adam Neylon, however, said it’s irresponsible to give more than a half billion dollars in taxpayer money to a team that’s worth nearly two billion dollars. The package now heads to the State Senate, where lawmakers expect to add a few tweaks.