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Wisconsin speaker says Bucks arena plan has 'zero chance'

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly says Gov. Scott Walker's plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena has "zero chance" of passing in its current form.

Robin Vos said Wednesday that the Republican-controlled Assembly will only go along if the city of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County also help pay for the stadium.

Walker's proposal is to have the state borrow $220 million in bonds to help pay for the stadium.

Republican Sen. Tom Tiffany, a member of the Legislature's budget committee, says he wants to see the state commitment for the Bucks less than half that -- closer to $100 million.

Vos says there's a good chance the state will provide some money to help the Bucks build a new stadium.

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