State Rep. Peter Barca
Press Release

Rep. Barca Statement on Passage of Bucks Arena Deal

My goal was to get the best deal possible for workers and taxpayers of Wisconsin – and I believe this deal does that.

By - Jul 28th, 2015 01:30 pm

MADISON – Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) issued the following statement on the Bucks Arena deal passing the Assembly:

“My goal was to get the best deal possible for workers and taxpayers of Wisconsin – and I believe this deal does that.

“Making sure that Milwaukee remains a major-league city helps all of us and I am confident that the arena project will serve as a catalyst for economic development, investment and job creation for people in southeastern Wisconsin.

“For taxpayers, this deal will actually result in more state revenues to pay for our priorities like education and long-term care. If the Bucks left Wisconsin, we would lose more than $6.5 million a year in revenue from players like LeBron James playing in Milwaukee and paying Wisconsin income taxes. Under this deal, Wisconsin taxpayers will pay $3.5 million a year. Simple math reveals that keeping the Bucks in the state will be bringing in millions in additional revenue, even if the development doesn’t spark a single additional project, which I believe it will.

“We need to invest in economic development projects across the state, and I am proud to support this project just as I supported the Confluence project in Eau Claire, Amazon in my hometown of Kenosha and many other projects.”

Mentioned in This Press Release

People:

Recent Press Releases by State Rep. Peter Barca - Page 3

Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Assembly Organization Committee Secret Ballot

"It’s ironic that the Republicans are seemingly using the same lack of transparency that led to our state having one of the worst cases of gerrymandering in history"

Rep. Peter Barca Statement on the Department of Transportation Audit

“The GOP has let the taxpayers of Wisconsin down.”

Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Labor Committee Public Hearing

“This is another shameless attack by Republicans on Wisconsin workers.”

Rep. Peter Barca Response to the State of the State

The governor has bragged about his tax policies, while neglecting to mention that his cuts have largely benefitted the wealthy of our state.

Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Special Session

“The opioid epidemic in our state is a very serious issue that requires a very aggressive response.”

Rep. Barca Announces Democratic Committee Assignments for Upcoming Legislative Session

“I am excited about the wealth of experience, dedication and talent our Democratic members will bring to their respective committees”

Wisconsin Continues to Fail on Jobs

Assembly Democrats once again renew their call for a summit to grow Wisconsin jobs

Rep. Barca Statement on Redistricting Decision

“Voters should be able to choose their representatives, not the other way around.”

Rep. Barca Statement on Democratic Leader Reelection

“I am honored and humbled by my reelection.”

Statement from Rep. Barca on Election Results

"There will be many pundits analyzing these results for weeks, but what is crystal clear is that voters are dissatisfied with the status quo."

Rep. Barca Secures a Small Victory for Veterans

“It was shocking that the Walker Administration has not been participating in meetings with our hardworking County Veterans Services Officers all along, however I am glad they have committed to attend future meetings”

Rep. Barca Statement on “Right to Work” Ruling

“This ruling is a victory for workers’ rights and middle class families.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *