More Tax Breaks for Sporting Events

The Texas Tribune has a story (“Tax Breaks for Sporting Events Raise Questions — Comptroller of Public Accounts“) on how Texas continues to subsidize major sporting events. We have already written about the state’s ongoing stimulus program for movies, major sporting events, and “emerging technology.” However, it seemed especially ironic to see another story on more subsidies on profitable events on the same day that the Austin-American Statesman ran a story (“Retired Teacher face health plan changes“) outlining how the state might hike premiums on the retired teachers who haven’t seen an increase in their pension checks in over a decade.


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