- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

DELAVAN, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says negotiations over a financing deal for a new Milwaukee Bucks stadium are fluid, but he still hopes to have something to announce by the end of the week.

Walker’s office, team officials and state and local government leaders have been trying to hammer out a deal for weeks. Details of one proposal as reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel would split the costs for a new arena in half, with taxpayers on the hook for $250 million with current and former team owners picking up $250 million.

Walker says nothing that’s been reported publicly so far has reached “an absolute conclusion.”

Walker says the final proposal will be a “higher benefit to statewide taxpayers” than if there is no deal and the Bucks leave Wisconsin.

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