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TAX REBATES MAY KEEPS BUCS AT HOME IN TAMPA

     The FL Legislature has approved a plan that would provide
Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer with a $60M tax subsidy to keep the
team in Tampa.  Glazer is expected to use the money to either
build a new stadium in Tampa or refurbish Tampa Stadium.  Despite
his reservations about tax subsidies for wealthy team owners, FL
Gov. Lawton Chiles is expected to approve the measure.  The state
subsidy will only supply a portion of the money needed, however.
The rest will have to come from Hillsborough County taxpayers.
State Rep. Jim Davis, the bill's House sponsor: "I've always said
this is only the first of three steps that are needed to
guarantee the Buccaneers stay in Tampa.  But at least we've taken
the first step" (Phil Willon, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 5/5).
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