Lambeau sales tax refund fueled development

GREEN BAY - From streets to playground equipment, local governments across Brown County have used the bulk of a Lambeau Field sales tax windfall to fund economic development initiatives.

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue returned nearly $18 million in excess sales tax collections to Brown County and its municipalities. The money, collected in the months after the 0.5 percent county sales tax had raised enough to cover the cost of the 2003 renovation of Lambeau Field, was divided among communities based on population.

The county held on to $4.3 million for future upgrades to the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena and Shopko Hall site. A total of $11.4 million went to the county‚Äôs 11 cities and villages with instructions to spend it on one of three areas: debt reduction, property tax relief or economic development...

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Ken Notes: Another success story!



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