How bad is this for Benson?
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.s...tax_break.htmlA tax break that's a key element of the state's new lease agreement with the New Orleans Hornets was derailed Wednesday when it failed to get the 53 votes needed to clear the Louisiana House. Lawmakers voted 49-46 for the extension of the annual $3.65 million tax break the team now gets. The break would run through 2024, with a possible five-year extension through 2029.
Emeka Okafor - Joe Smith - Carmelo Anthony - Manu Ginobili - Jason Williams
Al Jefferson - James Posey - Aaron McKie - Shaun Livingston
I'm just going to reserve my right to panic until someone rational calms me down.
If it does not pass, the lease will not be extended and the sale will not go through. This is posturing, likely. I'll check the voting record.
"Aime la vérité, mais pardonne à l'erreur." - François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
Not worried about this. Some greasing of palms, and this will pass. Louisiana politiics at its' best (or worst). Jindal will lay the smack down as well.
Nothing to worry about.
Because the sale hasn't even gone through yet and it's politics, nothing ever gets done on the first try.
WTF does this mean? I'm not very worried, but this could be a concern for those who don't really know what all this means.
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This is almost certainly posturing by the NLA politicians
as it is... I see Gov. Jindal's power over this legislature... and if he wants something... he'll almost certainly get it... and we all know he's in.
Just give it time... there's 5 1/2 weeks left in this legislative session
I believe I remember getting murdered for having the audacity to question North Louisiana Politicians resolve on this.
Yes my rep did not vote for it and to be honest I am not that thrilled about it. No matter where at in the state we live in, we all are Louisiana residents and giving money to the Hornets will help in the longterm. It helps bring in more people which means more taxes.
Last edited by SundayMoney; 04-26-2012 at 09:56 AM.
My issue is with the 8 that were absent for the vote. Why the hell would they be absent? They are paid tax payer dollars so they should be there for voting. If they had been there, the vote probably would have passed.
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