Supervisor Bown Issues Statement on Sen. Kohl’s Generosity to the Community
Supervisor David Bowen released the following statement regarding Herb Kohl's generosity to the community
“I want to thank former Sen. Herb Kohl for his commitment to our community. I commend him for working so diligently to keep our NBA franchise, the Milwaukee Bucks, right here in Milwaukee, and for passing the baton to new owners who are every bit as committed to team’s success and the success of the community as Kohl himself. The generous donations of $200 million for a new arena are a great first step in assuring the public that a new arena can be built and the Milwaukee Bucks can stay in our community.
“The entire community, residents and businesses alike, should be proud of Kohl and his decision to build his legacy here in Milwaukee. The baton has officially been passed to new owners Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens, who are clearly committed to building on top of that legacy with new leadership and investment.
“As Vice-Chair of the Economic Development Committee, I am pleased by this huge boost to the future of development of Milwaukee County and Southeastern Wisconsin. The new arena can be accomplished together under the deadline of 2017 with private and public buy-in that supports the arena and other public resources needed to expand our economy for a better Milwaukee. I hope all involved are willing to work together in the same spirit of generosity and community as Herb Kohl has displayed in these latest developments.”
Press Releases Referencing David Bowen
Jan 12th, 2016 by David Bowen
“Yet, Rep. Gannon, and those on the other side of the aisle who agree with him but who may not be quite as animated, say Milwaukee’s problems are Milwaukee’s alone.”
Dec 17th, 2015 by David Bowen
“As more details emerge regarding the situation at Lincoln Hills, it is disturbing to learn of children under the watch of Governor Walker’s Department of Corrections allegedly enduring physical and sexual abuse...”
Rep. Bowen statement on arrest of peaceful protesters at Milwaukee City/County Christmas Tree LightingNov 24th, 2015 by David Bowen
"Not one more penny of taxpayer money should be used to prosecute them."
Oct 12th, 2015 by David Bowen
The legislation would put an end to Wisconsin’s observation of Columbus Day each October 12.
Aug 31st, 2015 by David Bowen
Will greet students at Bradley Tech High School, Universal Academy Elementary
Jul 28th, 2015 by David Bowen
I couldn’t support the arena deal without reducing the $400 million financial burden on taxpayers, much of which will be paid for by Milwaukee residents.