Lansing Stadium Subsidy: Big Promises, Little Information


This is a tale that has been told across the country. Sports cronyism is all over the place.

(From Michigan Capitol Confidential)

But the question remains: Why is a cash-strapped city with crumbling roads and $700 million in unfunded retiree debt subsidizing a privately owned professional sports team?…

…“Politicians like these subsidies because they’re kind of fun and people are having a good time,” Douglas said, “Addressing pension liabilities is not fun.”

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