Posts Tagged State legislature

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Legislator wants to remove cap on TV production incentives

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico legislator wants the state to remove the annual cap on incentives for television productions.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Arkansas legend Broyles inspires push for publicity law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The offers to license Frank Broyles’ name came in as soon as the Arkansas football legend retired last year, from Broyles books to Broyles tailgating grills and Broyles pre-cooked meat.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,