As expected, the plan to use taxpayer dollars to pay for the Brewers’ ballpark is changing.
Senators yesterday said they’ve agreed to a non-Brewer ticket tax that should raise about a half-million-dollars a-year. The two dollar tax will be added to tickets for things like concerts at American Family Field. The money from the ticket tax will mean the state has to contribute less to the ballpark. Senators say the state’s share of the deal will now be about 377-million dollars, instead of the 411-million that was originally pitched. Republicans hope the changes are enough to find the votes to pass the ballpark funding package as early as next week.