November 14, 2023
County Executive David Crowley’s Statement on Bipartisan Bill to Keep Brewers in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE, WI – County Executive David Crowley issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan bill to keep the Brewers in Milwaukee County that has now passed both chambers of the Wisconsin State Legislature and will head to Governor Tony Evers for his signature.
“The Milwaukee Brewers are an important asset for our community. Through negotiations with our partners at the State of Wisconsin, I am pleased that both chambers of the Wisconsin State Legislature have approved bipartisan legislation to keep the Brewers in Milwaukee through 2050.
“But this bill does more than just that. I was proud to negotiate additional revenue flexibility for Milwaukee County in this bipartisan bill, which will generate an estimated $239 million in additional revenue flexibility, placing us in a significantly more advantageous fiscal position. Let me be clear: With this legislation, Milwaukee County will have more local dollars available to address local priorities, while keeping the Brewers in Wisconsin for decades without any additional impact on local taxpayers.
“I appreciate the leadership of Governor Evers, Speaker Vos, Majority Leader LeMahieu, Minority Leaders Agard and Neubauer, and our partners in the Wisconsin State Legislature for pushing this effort forward. Together, we created a bipartisan solution that allows Milwaukee and the state to retain the Brewers, while providing Milwaukee County with additional resources to support our residents and communities in the years ahead. I am looking forward to the Governor signing this bill into law.”