Indiana senator has plan to fund MLS stadium, won’t say what — hey, didn’t we just do this headline?

Looks like Wisconsin isn’t the only state senate that can announce new sports venue finance plans without actually saying what they are: Brandt Hershman, chair of the Indiana state senate’s tax and fiscal policy committee, announced yesterday that he’d be introducing an amendment today to rework the Indy Eleven stadium financing plan, which has twice passed the state house but never made it through the senate. And Hershman’s new plan would be:

Hershman declined further comment.

Okay, then! Nothing yet on Hershman’s website or his Twitter, but it’s only 2 pm — maybe he’s planning one of those special 5 pm Friday announcements so that it makes the 6 o’clock news but nobody’s around to answer questions. (Note to any Indiana journalists: I’ll be around late this afternoon to answer questions.)


4 comments on “Indiana senator has plan to fund MLS stadium, won’t say what — hey, didn’t we just do this headline?

  1. Nothing nefarious, Neil. The attorneys simply aren’t quite done with the amendment draft. Should be done within the hour and posted to the Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee website under the bill. And a Friday afternoon release for a Tuesday committee is far earlier than we usually release amendments. I’m trying to get it posted today for transparency and the ability for folks to review and critique ahead of time.

  2. http://blogs.wishtv.com/2015/03/20/senate-plan-eliminates-new-soccer-stadium/

  3. http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/are-pro-sports-teams-economic-winners-cities