- Pinellas Commissioner Ken Welch: "There’s no rush to spend that penny,” regarding available bed tax money that could go toward a Rays and/or Braves stadium. I reminded readers last week that contrary to a Times editorial, "there is no law requiring Pinellas County to spend the bed taxes it collects. A wiser choice might be to save those revenues for a few years." So it was nice to see Welch echo the sentiment.
- MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred: "What's new is that Mr. Sternberg remains committed to the idea that he'd like to get something done in that region. He's continuing to work to create enough flexibility to get something done."
- Jaguars Owner Shad Khan: The billionaire, already seeking tax money from the state of Florida, wants the city of Jacksonville to help him build an amphitheater that will cannibalize concerts and events from other parts of the city. Because why share profits from big events with the taxpayers when you can just keep them to yourself?
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