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Florida Should End Stadium Handouts

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Florida Should End Stadium Handouts

01.10.18 09:12 AM

AFP-FL sends direct mail to House and Senate sponsors of anti-corporate welfare legislation Tallahassee, FL – Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL), the leading grassroots advocacy voice against corporate welfare for sports stadiums, launched a new direct mail piece urging constituents to back legislation that would eliminate taxpayer handouts to build stadiums on public lands and end a program that gives professional sports teams subsidies to expand their stadiums. The group is calling on Floridians to reach out to their state legislators and encourage them to vote “Yes” on two House bills that would eliminate corporate welfare handouts to sports teams. The first bill, sponsored by Reps. Bryan Avila and Senator Tom Lee, would repeal the Florida Sports Development Fund and ban Florida sports teams from receiving taxpayer money to renovate stadiums on public land. The second proposal, HB 6005, also sponsored by Rep. Avila, would prohibit sports franchises from developing facilities on public lands without meeting strict fair-market value requirements. Senator Garcia has sponsored similar legislation, SB 352, in the Senate. A recent report by the Brookings Institution showed that billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on sports subsides. To make matters worse, numerous economic experts have long stated stadiums […]

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