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LAWMAKER VOWS TO HALT TAX BREAK BILL FOR TEXAS TEAMS
Published May 12, 1995
TX state Rep. Kim Brimer has promised to "kill" legislation that permits municipalities to offer tax abatements and financial guarantees to team owners in exchange for them building or renovating sports facilities, according to the FORT WORTH STAR- TELEGRAM. Brimer's action comes after Dallas Mayor Steve Bartlett threatened to sue anyone trying to "lure away" the Mavericks or the Stars. Both clubs "want out of" Reunion Arena, and are being courted by Arlington and Irving, along with Dallas. Brimer had promised to "delay action" on the bill unless Arlington is allowed to talk with Mavericks Owner Don Carter. Arlington Mayor Richard Greene, on Brimer's position: "I didn't ask him to do it. This is his idea, and it's a good one" (Jessamy Brown, FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 5/11).