sports (page 4)

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    Re: Panthers Tax

    A blog post yesterday explained the special tax break for the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Knights that is back again before the General Assembly, this time buried in a bill that would do two important things: 1) rectify North Carolina’s confusing criminal code and 2) allow businesses to file annual reports to the…
    Joseph Coletti, October 3, 2017
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    Panthers Tax

      Bad legislative ideas never die, they just get tucked in other bills. So it is with a tax subsidy for the Knights and Panthers. Most sports venues in North Carolina are owned by a local government, university, or other public entity that charges something more like a market rate…
    Joseph Coletti, October 2, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State government regulations are blocking a Charlotte-based makeup artist from opening a new school. Rick Henderson details her efforts to fight the overly burdensome regulations during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato explains why President Trump is wrong to blame online shopping giant…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2017
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    Publicly Financed Stadiums: Don’t Believe the Hype

    Bidding groups from Charlotte and Raleigh are hoping to snag a new Major League Soccer franchise when the MLS expands. JLF’s Julie Tisdale compares the two bids here. But importantly, she also points out that research runs contrary to the often heard narrative that publicly financed stadiums boost…
    Donna Martinez, August 11, 2017
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    Liking football doesn’t make us barbarians

    Rachel Lu explains why in a Federalist column. All sports are not equal, and all do not embody the same excellences. I have nothing against tennis or golf, but those sports cannot replace football, which brilliantly combines high-level strategy, intricate teamwork, and raw physical power. No other modern…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2017
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    MLS stadium Plans For Charlotte and Raleigh About to Flop?

    Mecklenburg County refuses to subsidize a stadium while Raleigh bid proposes stadium on state-owned land. Carolina Journal compares the two plans for the possible expansion of MLS into North Carolina. Details here.
    Donna Martinez, August 7, 2017
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    Stadiums are liabilities

    Julie Tisdale, in her newest report on competing bids to bring Major League Soccer to North Carolina,  highlights one of the big mistakes people make when considering buildings, roads, and other infrastructure. Usually, under publicly funded stadium plans across the country, the city or county retains ownership of the…
    Joseph Coletti, August 4, 2017
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    Public Financing of MLS Stadiums Warrants a Red Card

    Bids to bring major-league soccer to Charlotte or Raleigh offer a major contrast in the way taxpayers would be forced to help foot the bill. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report compares the proposals involving North Carolina’s two largest cities. “Large subsidies aren’t necessary to attract major-league sports,…
    Donna Martinez, August 4, 2017