Board votes to end Miller Park sales tax March 31

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District Board voted unanimously (13-0) Tuesday, March 10, to approve a resolution to end the 0.1% Miller Park sales tax. 

The sales tax imposed to pay for construction of Miller Park will end on March 31. That tax, affecting Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties, has been in place for more than two decades. 

The certification to end the sales tax will now be turned over to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for final implementation.

In a statement Tuesday, Don Smiley, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District said:

"The District Board wishes to commend and thank all current and former Board Members involved for their steadfast commitment and leadership in making Miller Park a reality over the years, from the earliest days of planning, design and construction, to every opening day since under the retractable roof. Most of all, the District Board would like to thank the taxpayers and the best fans in baseball. With their support, we continue to enjoy one of the greatest ballparks in the country."
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