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PITTER-PATS: ROWLAND SIGNS BILL FOR STADIUM SPENDING IN CT

          CT Gov. John Rowland "signed into law Tuesday a bill
     authorizing" $374M in state spending for a stadium and
     training facility for the Patriots in Hartford, according to
     Mike Swift of the HARTFORD COURANT.  Rowland then "resumed"
     his attempt to help CT and the Patriots finalize a
     development agreement "that will obligate the state to pay
     for a riverfront stadium in Hartford -- and the Patriots to
     build it, manage it and play there for 30 years."  Friday is
     the deadline for completion of the development agreement,
     although the deadline "could be extended by mutual consent." 
     Rowland said the "biggest remaining hurdle" is "clearing the
     stadium site," which includes reaching a deal to relocate
     the headquarters of the CT Natural Gas Corp. and a steam
     plant (HARTFORD COURANT, 1/13). In Boston, Tina Cassidy
     writes that CT execs "are nearing an agreement" on
     relocating the steam plant (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/13).

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