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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

 12:16 PM 

Barca, other Dems voice support of deal

A steady stream of Dems are standing and speaking in support of the Bucks financing deal.

They also are repeatedly saying they had strong reservations about the original proposal but have since swing toward full support. Rep. Christine Sinicki, D-Milwaukee, was one of them.

"I could not justify spending millions of dollars on a sports arena," she said, "when in reality, the last budget we passed was the worst budget in the history of the state of Wisconsin."

Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, said it has become clear during discussions about the deal that it's a "total plus across the spectrum."

"When you analyze it, if nothing happens other than this great arena getting built," he said, "the taxpayers still win."



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