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Ga. Supreme Court will hear appeal of Falcons’ stadium financing

Opponents of the new football stadium for Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank are trying to block the issuance of city bonds to pay the construction costs of the facility . . .

Tags: arthur blank , Atlanta Falcons stadium , bond financing , Georgia Supreme Court

Legislators put $17 million into budget for stadium parking deck

The state budget is amended in the late stages to include $17 million for a parking deck for the new Falcons football stadium . . .

Tags: arthur blank , Falcons stadium , Frank Poe , GWCCA , Jack Hill , Nathan Deal , stadium parking deck , Terry England , Vincent Fort

The state is happy to give you money, as long as you don’t need it

Who gets tax breaks from the state? Not the taxpayers who need them the most . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: arthur blank , corporate tax breaks , John Malone , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , new stadiums , state contributions

Falcons’ new stadium has a cost overrun before work even starts

The projected cost of the new stadium for Arthur Blank’s Atlanta Falcons just went up by $200 million . . .

Tags: arthur blank , cost increases , Falcons stadium , Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Political Notes – Churches okay buyouts for stadium’s ‘south site’

Both churches located on the proposed site for a new Atlanta Falcons stadium have agreed to be bought out so they can relocate . . .

Tags: arthur blank , atlanta falcons , CREW , DeKalb County cities , football stadium , georgia dome , Juvenile Justice , league of women voters , Obamacare , Paul Broun , Ted Cruz , Tom Graves , World Congress Center

Political Notes – Church lowers its price for stadium site, but will Falcons pay it?

Mount Vernon Baptist Church reduces the price it would demand for moving out of the way of a new football stadium, Mayor Kasim Reed announces . . .

Tags: arthur blank , Doug Stoner , football stadium , Georgia Democratic Party , Georgia Transportation Alliance , GWCCA , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , roy barnes , Sam Olens , trade mission

Common Cause falls short in anti-stadium petition effort

Common Cause Georgia could not gather enough voters’ signatures to force a referendum on the issue of using tax funds to pay for a new Atlanta Falcons stadium . . .

Tags: arthur blank , atlanta falcons , Common Cause , GWCCA , petition drive , stadium , William Perry

Political Notes – Common Cause will try to score with their petition drive

Common Cause plans to go ahead with plans to gather 35,000 voters’ signatures to call a referendum on the public financing of a football stadium for Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank . . .

Tags: AOC , arthur blank , Common Cause , football stadium , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Gwinnett Tea Party , Marla Moore , Nan Orrock , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , referendum

Common Cause pushes for stadium funding referendum

Common Cause Georgia will try to repeal the Atlanta City Council’s vote to spend $200 million in tax funds on a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons . . .

Tags: arthur blank , Atlanta City Council , atlanta falcons , GWCCA , hotel-motel tax , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , new football stadium , referendum on public funding , William Perry

The state will give Arthur Blank his stadium

The elected leaders of Georgia and Atlanta arrange for more than $800 million in tax funds to be transferred to the benefit of one of the state’s wealthiest billionaires, Arthur Blank, while school kids go untaught and roads go unpaved from a lack of money . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: arthur blank , Atlanta City Council , Falcons stadium , Georgia World Congress Center Authority , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , tax funds giveaway