Officials met for about 40 minutes Tuesday in the state Capitol as they work to finalize a deal in time to have the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee insert the financing deal in the state budget before it wraps up its work this week. The budget committee is expected to finish its work Friday or Saturday and send the budget to the Assembly and Senate for votes in June.

The Bucks want to build a $500 million arena, with $150 million coming from the owners, $100 million from former Bucks owner and former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, and $250 million from the public.

Via No white smoke,’ but arena financing deal appears imminent @ JSOnline.