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April 01, 2004

New Yorkers oppose tax money for stadiums

A Quinnipiac poll shows that 60% of New Yorkers oppose using tax money on a new Jets stadium, while 59% don't want tax money used for a new Nets basketball arena. Support for the Brooklyn plan jumps to 75% if no tax dollars are used, but given that the Nets plan would use $435 million in sales tax rebates and $150 million from the city's general fund, we're not even sure why they asked that question.

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