Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Rhinos now asking state for $15 million

Check out this article in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle on how the Rochester Rhinos are getting $$$ from us taxpayers to build a stadium which THEY will own. I don't understand how public funds can be simply GIVEN AWAY like this and believe it to be unconstitutional under Article 8 of the State Constitution. (but then, again, what's constitutional is only what the powers that be want it to be -- like when the courts say that gambling in the form of video lotteries is OK.) While I question the wisdom of spending State $$$ on a local sports facility, the State could at least own the shares representign the value of what it contributed.

Hey - why not a Soccer Team for Utica? With our large immigrant population for whom soccer is the major sport, a soccer team in Utica could be a resounding success.

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