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Money, transparency questions linger over Braves’ move

February 26, 2014 --

As Cobb County proceeds with plans to subsidize a $672 million stadium for the Atlanta Braves, questions continue to surface about the transparency of county leaders’ deliberations and the accuracy of the projected public benefit and cost to taxpayers. Here’s what I’ve written on the subject recently in  for Atlanta Magazine’s Daily Agenda:

Proposed law could cloud spending details on Braves, Falcons stadiums
What Cobb businesses might be taxed to help cover Braves stadium costs?

Did Cobb commissioners’ briefings on Braves violate Open Meetings Act?

Braves may seek even more millions in public assistance

Who knew about Tim Lee’s ties to turf company before Braves deal?

April 17

April 17, 2010 --

DeKalb school exec Pope gave architecture firms the axe Police ties to Roethlisberger still in question Judge: Cobb SPLOST can fund artificial turf Augusta judge issues restraining order against probation company HUD to Bishop: Albany should give our money back

Feb. 24

February 24, 2010 --

Adulterer elected to fill adulterer’s House seat State, feds resist own stormwater rules Judge puts Cobb schools’ artificial turf on hold Controversy builds over health insurance hikes House Judy chairman urges ‘reasonable’ gift ban