HC Report

Deal Reached for New Bucks Arena

Thursday, the main players in the Bucks Arena negotiations called a press conference at the state Capitol to present their new deal.  Governor Walker opened the conference by announcing that the State will join with the County and City of Milwaukee to contribute $250 million towards a new arena. Governor Walker announced the state would invest $80 million over the next 20 years into the new arena.  Local governments will fund the rest, with the city of Milwaukee contributing $47 million, the Wisconsin Center District contributing $93 million in bonding and Milwaukee County contributing $4 million per year over the…


Wisconsin Becomes 25th Right-to-Work State

04/02/2015 Last week, the nation’s eyes were once again on the Wisconsin State Capitol as the state legislature debated controversial right-to-work legislation.  After a partisan vote in the Senate, the bill was debated for 24 hours in the Assembly, ending once again with a vote along party lines.  After the long debate, the bill was forwarded to the Governor’s desk where it awaited its fate. This past Monday, Governor Walker signed the controversial bill into law, making Wisconsin the 25th Right-to-Work state in the nation.   During the bill signing, the Governor said the law sends a powerful message across…