The Wisconsin State Assembly passed SB 233 to return excess sales tax back to the citizens of Brown County. Rep. John Macco (R-Ledgeview) released the following statement:
“Today is a day a decade in the making,” said Rep. Macco. “Because of the leadership from Sen. Rob Cowles (R-Green Bay) and Rep. David Steffen (R-Green Bay), municipalities in Brown County will be able to move forward on projects that will add value to our area for years to come.”
The funds became available after the full funding of Lambeau Field renovations occurred before the .5% sales tax was sunset resulting in a large one-time cash fund. Municipalities in the 88th Assembly District will see a total of $6,930,814. Bellevue will receive $769,612, De Pere $1,260,788, Glenmore $58,086, the City of Green Bay $4, 459,764 and the Town of Ledgeview will receive $382,564. The money can be used for one-time economic development projects or debt reductions.
“Citizens in the area raised these funds because of the growth of the greater Green Bay area,” continued Rep. Macco. “The projects and programs created from the returns will benefit the area for many years.”