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pstokely

(10,522 posts)
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 11:02 PM Apr 2

'Beat the billionaire Goliath': Opponents of Chiefs, Royals tax rejoice at vote outcome

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Source: Kansas City

The vote yes campaign, formally named the Committee to Keep the Chiefs and Royals in Jackson County, failed despite the teams contributing upwards of $3 million. It was managed by a former top operative for Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The threat of the teams leaving Jackson County – implied in the campaign’s name – hung over the campaign. But it wasn’t enough to persuade a majority of voters to support the sales tax.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/election/article287305215.html

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'Beat the billionaire Goliath': Opponents of Chiefs, Royals tax rejoice at vote outcome (Original Post) pstokely Apr 2 OP
Their first mistake was hiring someone who worked on the DeSantis campaign rpannier Apr 3 #1
While I am a sports fan, and follow the NFL closely... AZ8theist Apr 3 #2
After an alert and discussion with the hosts locking. Emile Apr 3 #3

rpannier

(24,321 posts)
1. Their first mistake was hiring someone who worked on the DeSantis campaign
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 01:01 AM
Apr 3

Considering what a disaster that was,I'd have thought they'd have chosen someone competent.

AZ8theist

(5,396 posts)
2. While I am a sports fan, and follow the NFL closely...
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 02:52 AM
Apr 3

I think it's appalling that taxpayers need to subsidize billionaire team owners for new stadiums.
The vast majority (if not all) of these projects never return the investment the taxpayers were led to believe.

Plus the Chiefs are only putting up $300M??
That's practically a rounding error in the current NFL gold mine.

The Hunt family is worth BILLIONS. Let them pay for a new stadium.

Bravo to the voters in Mizzou!

Emile

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3. After an alert and discussion with the hosts locking.
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 08:07 AM
Apr 3
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