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TAX REBATES MAY KEEPS BUCS AT HOME IN TAMPA
Published May 5, 1995
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).