Bucks Arena Bill Passes in State Assembly

Now approved by both houses of the state legislature, the Bucks arena bill heads to Gov. Walker to be signed. See how today’s votes were cast.

With 52 in favor and 34 opposed, the Bucks arena bill has now passed both houses of the Wisconsin state legislature, and heads to Gov. Scott Walker to be signed into law.

The bill garnered bipartisan support in both the Senate, which voted 21-10 to pass the bill on July 15, and in the Assembly. Senate Bill 209 is available online here.

WisPolitics, a media partner of Milwaukee Magazine, has details on comments made on the Assembly floor in the Quorum Call blog. Stay tuned to WisPolitics.com for reaction to the deal, and find press releases from lawmakers and others from around the state aggregated here.

Here are the votes from today’s extraordinary session.





















Gov. Walker, who is currently in Philadelphia campaigning to seek the Republican nomination for president, has long been a supporter of the arena proposal and will certainly sign the bill. A signing ceremony is sure to be announced soon. Keep track of the Governor’s whereabouts at WisPolitics’ Walker Watch blog.



Dan Shafer was the digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Dan joined the magazine as assistant editor in 2014 and wrote the November 2014 cover story, "Downtown Horizons." He's worked as a reporter at BizTimes Milwaukee and an editor at ThirdCoast Digest. Contact him at daniel.shafer@milwaukeemag.com. He's on Twitter @danshaferMKE.