Re: Football incentives

Julie, what went down last night in Charlotte is far worse than you ever imagined. Charlotte City Council voted in secret to give the Carolina Panthers $125 million towards stadium upgrades. To do this, they decided to double the city’s (county’s?) prepared food tax, again via a vote in closed session. So essentially Charlotte has embraced crony capital and apparently no longer sees the need for open or good government. Sadly, it really is as simple as that.

Michael Lowrey

Michael Lowrey is a contributor to Carolina Journal and a policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation. Lowrey has written numerous articles for the foundation on topics su...

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