Tea party group to mobilize against Braves stadium
by Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press
November 18, 2013 12:30 PM | 624 views | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Tea Party is gearing up to oppose the new Atlanta Braves stadium being planned in Cobb County.

The statewide group's co-chair Debbie Dooley told The Associated Press on Monday that the group believes the $672 million project is a bad deal for taxpayers. The group will be reaching out to county voters through emails and automated calls detailing their opposition and urging them to contact the county commission ahead of a key vote Nov. 26.

Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee has called the project a good deal, with the Braves assuming 55 percent of costs. The public portion would come from reallocating existing taxes and new taxes on business and tourism.

Dooley says the "devil is in the details" and expects local taxpayers will end up bearing significant costs.



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Sean2014
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November 18, 2013
In other words, any money spent is a bad investment because teachers need more money.
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