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Boston '24 Faces New Questions, Turmoil After Revelation Over Tax-Money Plans

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 29 / 15

Revelations that Boston '24 "planned to tap taxpayer cash to pay for land and cover infrastructure costs to host the Olympics has caught even some of the state’s highest-ranking officials off-guard and is fueling warnings by bid critics, who called the developments 'devastating' to the committ...

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04/11/96
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04/10/96
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04/10/96
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