Utah Taxpayers Shouldn't Be Subsidizing Professional Sports Team Owners
As a Utah resident, it's exciting to think about Major League Baseball or a National Hockey League team coming to our state.
What's not exciting to think about is taxpayers footing the bill for their big fancy stadiums. Times are already tough. The cost of living in Utah and across the country continues to increase year after year.
My tax money shouldn't be used to subsidize the expenses of billionaire team owners. Not only is that inherently unfair to taxpayers - why should the residents in San Juan or Duschene or other rural counties be on the hook so families along the Wasatch Front can go to MLB games? Study after study shows that these subsidies never produce the promised results of increased economic development. If a team owner wants a team in Utah, they should find the private funding to pay for it and not ask Utah taxpayers to foot the bill.
I ask that you oppose both House Bill 562 and Senate Bill 272.