MADISON, WI -- Following today’s passage in the State Senate regarding legislation to provide funding for the Brewers stadium, Senator Romaine Robert Quinn (R-Cameron) released the following statement:
“Today I voted no on the Brewers stadium deal. I do not believe it is in the best interests of taxpayers to pay the majority cost of stadium upgrades. Under the plan, the team only contributes roughly 20% of the cost which is less than their ownership share of the stadium. Further, if the team is sold, taxpayers will not be able to recoup their money.
While I appreciate the importance of having a professional baseball team in Wisconsin and the economic benefits it brings to southeast Wisconsin and the state, my view is that this agreement is not a good one for the state and its taxpayers. I believe it is time we have a national conversation regarding billionaire sports team owners and their addiction to taxpayer funding. Since taking office I have prioritized securing state funding for important projects and needs in northern Wisconsin and I will continue to make that goal my primary objective.”
Romaine Robert Quinn (R-Cameron) represents the 25th Senate District, which includes all of Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Burnett, Washburn, Barron, and Price Counties, and significant portions of Sawyer County