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50 Yard Line Seats, for the Homeless?

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If you don’t like the thought of taxpayer money financing sports stadiums, you’ll like this story out of Florida. An obscure law passed 23-years ago says that professional sports facilities built with the help of government funds must serve as homeless shelters on the nights when no events are taking place. Florida lawmakers are now attempting to use this statute to recoup huge sums of money. Is this a Hail Mary?  

Toluse Olorunnipa is covering this story for the Miami Herald, and joins us from Tallahassee.

 

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