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Wearing Seahawks gear, lawmakers support fantasy football

State Republican Sen. Pam Roach, back left, listens to a resolution on the Senate floor honoring the Seattle Seahawks, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Olympia, Wash. Roach is sponsoring a bill that would legalize paid fantasy sports leagues. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — On the last weekday before the Super Bowl, legislators wearing Seattle Seahawks gear made noise over a bill to allow Washington state residents to legally play fantasy football.

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Legislature wants ranking of stadium and pro sports projects

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s legislative leaders are ordering their own economists to rank and evaluate proposals to hand out millions in taxpayer money to professional sports teams.

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Lawmaker again takes aim at NFL tax status

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the Super Bowl, a Utah lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would punt the tax exemption for professional sports leagues.

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Sen. Dick Durbin honors Ernie Banks on Senate Floor

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois has honored a baseball Hall of Famer who recently passed away with a speech on the Senate Floor.

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State won’t say which sports team should get taxpayer money

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida appears ready to approve multi-million dollar deals to help several of the state’s high profile professional sports teams, but state officials now say they will not decide which team deserves the money.

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