Opposition Brewing Against Funding Arena

Spurred on by an educational meeting by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Association on how to get a referenda question on the ballot, a group against the public funding of an arena has started. The Racine Common Council voted 10 to 5 in March in favor of spending $600,000 from its intergovernmental revenue fund to pay for […]

City Passes Arena Phase One Funding

The Racine Common Council voted 10 to 5 Tuesday in favor of spending $600,000 from its intergovernmental revenue fund to pay for the first phase of a $43 to $49 million downtown arena and hotel/events center project. Aldermen Mollie Jones (2nd Dist.), Sandy Weidner (6th Dist.), Steve Smetana (5th Dist.), Michael Shields (3rd Dist.), and […]

Tax Floated Out As Possible Funding Source For Arena

A $46 million downtown arena would need taxpayer money to move forward. But the project would come with hundreds of jobs, a possible minor league hockey team and a Milwaukee Bucks developmental franchise, according to an initial plan rolled out by Racine Mayor John Dickert. The construction of the event center — which would be located […]