By Associated Press - Friday, November 14, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says it won’t be easy to find the public money that the Milwaukee Bucks are seeking to help build a new arena.

The team wants to replace BMO Harris Bradley Center with a new downtown arena that could cost up to $500 million. Vos, a republican from Rochester, says Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry made a mistake by greeting President Barack Obama at the airport last month. He says the appearance is making it harder for him to persuade Republican legislators to support a financial plan for the proposed area.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) reports the Bucks have already come up with $300 million to fund the project, but it would still require some public funding.

Vos says the Bucks need to convince lawmakers that the arena would boost the local economy.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

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