Communities in Brown County will get money back from a sales tax that was collected to help renovate Lambeau Field.
Governor Scott Walker on Monday signed a bill at the stadium in Green Bay, which sets up a formula for handing out additional revenues that were collected because businesses kept collecting the tax after it ended in the spring, bringing in an extra $17.6 million beyond what was needed for the 2003 renovations at Lambeau.
Under the bill, about $5.5 million will go to the city of Green Bay, while $4.4 million will go to future work at the Brown County Arena complex. The remaining money will go to other municipalities in the county.
Walker said communities will be able to use the money for property tax relief to pay off debt or for economic development initiatives.