taxpayer subsidies

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    House tax plan might “cut cut cut cut cut” stadium deals

    It didn’t grab headlines, but the House tax reform plan due out today includes a nugget free-marketeers should find encouraging. From the Wall Street Journal (behind the paywall): Tax-exempt bonds could no longer be used to build professional sports stadiums. That’s right. One major tool attracting public subsidies for…
    Rick Henderson, November 2, 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