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Low interest rates may delay sales tax retirement in Brown County

7:48 AM, Jan. 31, 2013
Renovation of Lambeau Field Jan. 29, 2002. File/Press-Gazette Media
Renovation of Lambeau Field Jan. 29, 2002. File/Press-Gazette Media
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Continued low interest rates might be a great thing for home buyers, but they're not going to help Brown County taxpayers end the Lambeau Field sales tax as soon as hoped.

The district receives revenue from a 0.5 percent sales tax in Brown County. The money was used to help pay for the renovation of Lambeau Field completed in 2003. Bonds for the construction have been paid off and the district now is building up a fund for its maintenance requirements through the end of the Packers' lease in 2031. The board had been expecting it could retire the tax in 2015, but returns on its investments aren't ...

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