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Jags’ effort to get state money fails

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As the Dolphins continue their push for public funding of renovations to Sun Life Stadium, another Florida team has failed in an under-the-radar effort to finagle a sales tax rebate that would have funded improvements to EverBank Field.

Matt Dixon of the Florida Times-Union has the details, which get a little convoluted.  The reality is that a state senator tried to add language to a bill that would have directly helped secure funds to upgrade the Jaguars’ stadium, and he withdrew the amendment “under pressure” from Senate leaders.

A lobbyist for the Jaguars had no comment on the situation.  Which is wise, since the efforts of the lobbyist to lobby the legislature to do what the Jaguars wanted has failed.

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4 Responses to “Jags’ effort to get state money fails”
  1. rcali says: Apr 30, 2013 11:29 AM

    Maybe cities are finally tired of being bent over? I would love to see this trend continue. Go ahead Owners, move your team to Wichita.

  2. floriosucksgojaxjags says: Apr 30, 2013 12:13 PM

    Wow no hate on Jacksonville.. shocking article from florio

  3. melkipershero says: Apr 30, 2013 1:07 PM

    Considering most teams make money from stadiums off of other things than just football, why in the hell would any city/state give any team money? I’d love to see how much profit Jerry’s World has made already

  4. therillest says: Apr 30, 2013 3:55 PM

    Tebow Money> State Money

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