Is Arizona finally ready to stop paying for pro sports stadiums?

We ordinarily don’t approve of elected representatives dragging down the level of discourse in this country, but we’ll make an exception in Andy Kunasek’s case.

One of top officials in Maricopa County in Arizona has been listening to Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks’ request for money for much of the last year and, frankly, he’s sick of it. The team is looking for $65 million for a paint job and a new scoreboard for their Chase Field home and thinks the county should pay for it, as well as the $187 million in repairs it will need before the team’s lease runs out in 12 years.

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