COUNTY OFFICIAL OFFERS TAX BREAK TO COOKE'S STADIUM PLAN
An official of Anne Arundel County, MD, offered Redskins
Owner Jack Kent Cooke a property tax break of more than $1M a
year on its proposed stadium near Laurel. County Executive John
Gary said he would "support the tax break" if the team revised
its stadium plans in Laurel, MD, to meet "zoning concerns and
show that the stadium will generate revenue for the county."
Gary would propose assessing property taxes based on the current
value of the land, not on what it would be if the 75,000 facility
is constructed, allowing the team to pay for road construction
and other improvements (Justin Blum, WASHINGTON POST, 12/14).