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Miller Park stadium tax to end after 23 years

MIILWAUKEE (AP) — After 23 years, the five-county sales tax that paid for the construction of Miller Park in Milwaukee will end on March 31.

Members of the board that oversees the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District decided unanimously on Tuesday to end the tax, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The 0.1% sales tax has been in effect in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha and Racine counties since 1996. The tax was instituted to pay for the home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill last November to end the tax by Aug. 31. The tax has collected about $605 million to pay for the stadium’s construction and operation.

Since 2001, the Brewers have paid $19.8 million in rent and another $106.8 million to maintain and improve the ballpark.

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