Soccer sucker punch

A House bill would take tax revenue from soccer to finance major league stadium makeover of PGE Park.

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PGE Park, in its makeover for Major League Soccer, might get even more tax funding through other soccer financing. It will accomplish the project, but should it really happen?

Our spies tell us that the Oregon House Revenue Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing and possible work session today on House Bill 2531A, which expands the 2003 baseball stadium fund. Under the bill, the state would dedicate income tax revenues from soccer team members to financing, developing, constructing and furnishing the proposed “major league” soccer stadium makeover for PGE Park.

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