Lawmakers call Bucks arena meeting productive, but no deal

AP News
Posted: Apr 22, 2015 4:48 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders and the president of the Milwaukee Bucks say they had a productive meeting to discuss ways to pay for a new stadium for the team, but no deal has been reached.

Another meeting is set for Thursday.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says no ideas were brought up in Wednesday's 90-minute meeting that haven't been talked about before to pay for the $500 million stadium. It's part of a larger $1 billion planned entertainment district.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos called the meeting productive. He says any financing plan will remain a part of the state budget.

Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin called the meeting positive and collaborative.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says everyone in the meeting was operating in good faith.