Thursday, February 12, 2015

Listen to the Anti-Stadium Subsidy Radio Ad Hitting Florida's Airwaves

Americans for Prosperity, the Koch Bros.-backed conservative "grass-roots" group in Tallahassee, has launched a radio campaign to convince Florida legislators not to hand out controversial stadium and film incentives.

"Florida legislators should be on watch - Americans for Prosperity will not let them off easy for their corporate welfare habit," said AFP Florida director, Chris Hudson, in an emailed statement. "The evidence is in: the only winners in the sports incentive game are the recipients. Taxpayers lose their money and no significant jobs or tourism is generated. Our lawmakers should be embarrassed for getting caught while stealing bases. Instead, some want to double down and spend even more. AFP will inform Floridians and help them hold their legislators accountable."

Previous coverage:
2/11/15 - Lobbying ramps up after rankings come in
2/10/15 - State economist ranks Orlando MLS application first
1/30/15 -
Lawmakers will do what Scott won't: rank projects
1/29/15 - Gov. Scott stumbles through stadium questions again
1/28/15 -
Stadium bill made it easier for teams to flee spring training
1/28/15 - Campaign contributions fuel pro teams' incentives
1/27/15 - Group want to end tax help for pro stadiums
1/26/15 - Fla's "new" subsidy process is no improvement so far
1/25/15 - Teams that get rejected by state renovate stadiums anyway
1/22/15 - Gov. Scott's non-answer answers on stadium subsidies

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