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Bill to end Miller Park tax moves on to Gov. Evers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bill to end the sales tax that funded construction of Miller Park in Milwaukee is off to Gov. Tony Evers.

Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, announced the action today.

According to Wisconsin State Constitution, the governor has 6 days (excluding Sundays) to take action on a bill approved by the legislature. Without any action, the bill automatically becomes law.

The 0.1% sales tax has been in effect in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha and Racine counties since 1996.

Under current law, the tax would end when the stadium district has paid off its bonds and satisfied reserve requirements. The district is expected to reach that point by early 2020.

The bill would require the tax end by August 31. Any excess collections would go back to the counties for property tax relief, public safety, parks and recreation or economic development.

The Senate passed the bill 33-0. The Assembly passed it in June

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