Multi-millionaire athletes enter our state to play games and make money without contributing to the extra-curricular sports activities those entertainment industries rely on to perpetuate their business model.
This state could, in accordance with the state constitution, institute a 1% income tax on professional athletes. They could then use that money to fund these sports programs instead of school districts, funding armature and professional sports facilities, instead of middle class tax payers.
Close that loop around sports and let it sink or swim based on its own ability to self-sustain.
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This is not some "plan" to build an arena. This is just me expressing my broad policy position.