The Green Bay Packers relationship with Wisconsin just got stronger. After collecting taxes to pay for renovations, there is an excess in tax money. Guess who gets it back?


Illinois should take note. After saying there would be a payback of excess collected taxes after renovating Lambeau Field, the state of Wisconsin is indeed doing just that.

Governor Scott Walker plans to sign a bill into law that would return $17 million in excess Lambeau Field taxes to Brown County taxpayers and local government.

Walker planned to sign the bill at Lambeau Field.

Mike McGinnis, Getty Images
Mike McGinnis, Getty Images

According to WIFR TV 23, the bill "approved by the Legislature earlier this year with broad bipartisan support calls for 25 percent of the money to go to Brown County. The county's municipalities would use the rest to lower property taxes, debt relief or for economic development. The tax was supposed to end this spring but retailers could keep collecting it until September, resulting in $17.6 million in excess taxes".

A half-cent sales tax went into effect in January 2001 in Brown County to help pay for stadium upgrades.  It worked and to have Wisconsin give back an excess is a win-win for Green Bay Packer fans everywhere.

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