Here we go again!
The Journal Sentinel reports today that sales tax collections for the Miller Park stadium district are 11.2% below last year, and $2.5 million below what the district had expected.
What that means is clear: the damn 0.1% sales tax collected in Racine County -- as well as Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington and Milwaukee counties -- won't end in 2014 as had been hoped.
The November numbers -- which reflect sales from September -- were $1.09 million for the five-county region, actually 22.5% less than a year ago.
Read the Journal Sentinel's story for more details -- for example, the concerns of Mike Duckett, the district's executive director, wondering why this tax is producing so much less than other sales taxes in the state.
One more thing: Merry Christmas, George Petak, wherever you are. Thanks for nothing, but especially for your 5 a.m. vote on Oct. 5, 1995, imposing this forever-tax on us whether we're baseball fans or not.