Rep. Josh Zepnick
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Zepnick’s leadership shines through

Rep. Zepnick Statement on Milwaukee Bucks Arena Signing

By - Aug 12th, 2015 01:45 pm

Madison – Rep. Josh Zepnick today joined the Milwaukee Bucks, stakeholders throughout the state, and other elected officials at the signing of the Milwaukee Arena deal. Representative Zepnick has been a leading voice on necessary components and improvements to the Arena deal, and working to ensure that the project provides good paying jobs in construction and in the development surrounding the new sports facility.

“The economic benefits of a new arena are large. For instance, new good paying construction jobs and end use agreements can be a significant benefit for our community, which needs more jobs and economic development. From the beginning of this debate, I emphasized the need for good paying jobs to be part of this project, and I’m proud that the Bucks and others have agreed with me.

“Democracy won, secrecy failed.  What started as a behind the scenes exclusive process, melted down and allowed for a more collaborative and inclusive approach to spending taxpayer resources. I have been on the forefront in demanding an open process since last year.  My constituents expect and deserve that.

“Further, this project is not just about an arena for basketball games. It’s about conventions, concerts, and shows to utilize a new vibrant entertainment district. It’s about good public transit to get people to the venues and further connecting Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. These investments are vital to not just Milwaukee, but Wisconsin. I look forward to continuing to work with Mayor Barrett, County Executive Abele, as well as the Milwaukee Common Council and Milwaukee County Board to make this project, and the subsequent development a success.“

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Transportation Funding too Important to Wait

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"To hear the Governor saying that these hardworking folks aren’t worthy of being Americans because they came here from somewhere else is deeply troubling."

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2 thoughts on “Zepnick’s leadership shines through”

  1. PMD says:

    So in other words, Zepnick says Zepnick is a great leader? And so humble, too.

  2. Marie says:

    “I have been on the forefront in demanding an open process since last year. My constituents expect and deserve that.”

    Too bad they, and all citizens, never got that. Unless being able to openly bemoan secrecy and lack of transparency counts…

    “I look forward to continuing to work with Mayor Barrett, County Executive Abele, as well as the Milwaukee Common Council and Milwaukee County Board to make this project, and the subsequent development a success.“

    I guess he missed the Legislature’s vote when they ended the County Board’s role in this or any future land deals or developments

    Will the new arena host convention events or is that his fantasy?

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