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How Milwaukee built a stadium deal on cynical politics and corporate welfare.


The Democrats don’t oppose it is because there are Democrats on the ownership group, and Democrats involved in every step of the way. And tons of the controversial stuff happened in Milwaukee where Democrats run the city, so at the state level most Democrats didn’t want to touch this in a critical way. They had to pretend that they were left out of discussions.

Investigative journalist Steve Horn digs through a web of paperwork and political deals to explain how the city of Milwaukee engineered a new NBA stadium deal with $400 million in taxpayer money through deceptive numbers, insider relationships and almost no public input.

Steve posted the Truthdig report Gov. Walker and the Democrats’ Dance: Shady Politics Behind the Milwaukee Bucks Arena.

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Steve Horn

Steve Horn is an investigative journalist and research fellow at DeSmogBlog.


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