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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

Raze The Roof

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

When Jackson County (MO) voters failed to approve a tax increase measure that would fund the construction of a rolling roof over Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums, few people believed that they'd seen the proposal for the last time. People were almost certain that it would be on the August ballot again.

Well, breathe a sigh of relief, opponents; it's dead until at least November.

NPH is glad. Maybe the extra three months will give Chiefs and Royals ownership some time to search the couch cushions for the spare change needed to pay for the thing. That way the taxpayers won't be asked to bankroll an amenity that, financially, will almost certainly benefit team owners more than the metro area itself.
posted by Not Prince Hamlet, 6:35 AM

2 Comments:

I can't imagine why any tax payer would want to give the royals ANYTHING! They have sucked for so long, only you remember the last time they were good, Rocky. AND the profits the owners are getting from the new revenue sharing are not being put back into the team, instead into the owners pockets! Those profits alone could pay for the stadium over a few years (if the yanks and r. sox keep spending like they currently are)!
commented by Blogger Michael, 8:25 AM  
The Royals many, many problems all tend to lead in a trail to the team owner's front door. He's the one with a team whose value has more than doubled since he bought it (despite multiple 100 loss seasons during that timeframe), and he's the one using millions of revenue sharing income to do who-knows-what. For a fan it's terribly frustrating.
commented by Blogger Rocky, 11:57 AM  

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