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Good Electoral News in Seattle

It got overlooked last week, for reasons I simply cannot fathom, but the passage on Election Day of Seattle¹s Initiative 91 was unadulterated good news for taxpayers there and might start a welcome trend elsewhere. I-91 restricts government subsidies for professional sports by applying a strict fiscal test to any proposed arenas or stadiums. It passed by a 3-to-1 margin. Seattle’s local NBA and hockey teams are now threatening to move to Oklahoma City. Shakedown artists do these things. The best response is just to say, “see ya.”


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