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Money, transparency questions linger over Braves’ move

February 26, 2014 --

Feb. 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 for Atlanta Magazine’s Daily Agenda:

Jan. 10

January 10, 2012 --

State Patrol: ‘Corrections will be made’ after crash that killed Braves trainer’s wife Airport concessions director had past ties to 3 winning bidders ATL school board member accused of meddling with contracts Position still vacant year after ‘love offering’ magistrate’s reappointment rescinded Special prosecutor named to consider charges against ex-Judge Amanda Williams

Will ATL fans take maglev train to Braves games?

September 16, 2009 --

Ever wonder why MARTA’s rail line doesn’t run near the Atlanta baseball stadium where tens of thousands of fans gather 81 times a year? Me too. Now, as my pals at Atlanta Unsheltered reported yesterday, MARTA is in early discussions with a private firm about using magnetic levitation trains to shuttle Braves fans to home games.