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Assembly speaker says he’s ‘really confident’ of Bucks deal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he’s confident a deal can be reached to finance a $1 billion plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks stadium and entertainment complex.

Vos said Thursday that he hopes an amiable agreement can be reached with Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to get the city to commit more money.

Vos and fellow Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald have repeatedly called on Barrett to put forward more money.

Barrett has committed $25 million, with another $25 million expected from the county. Vos and Fitzgerald have said they don’t want the state to spend more than $150 million. Republican Gov. Scott Walker has proposed $220 million in state financing.

An additional $250 million is expected to come from current and former Bucks team owners.

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