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12-07-2012, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ThePhoenixx View Post
Well, I guess you better start reading again.

Michigan Senate OKs bill allowing use of tax money to help finance new arena for Red Wings

http://www.faceoff.com/sports/hockey...461/story.html

"The Michigan Senate approved legislation Wednesday to help finance a downtown Detroit project that would include a new home for the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. The bill approved by the Senate would allow use of tax dollars collected by the city's Downtown Development Authority for the project.

"This is a direct subsidy by school kids to allow a billionaire to build a hockey arena," Whitmer said. "That's the Republican agenda we all know and love. ... It makes me sick. I hear my colleagues say, 'Oh, this is for Detroit and we're all in favour of Detroit now,' because one billionaire called you
.'"
Totally different situation in Michigan. Plus, it's important to keep in mind that Calgary would come calling with their collection plate if the province were to give Edmonton significant funds for something like this.

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