Should taxpayers have to pay for the Bills' new stadium?

Should taxpayers have to pay for the Bills' new stadium?

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This week, Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled a $1.4 billion plan to build a brand new stadium for New York’s Buffalo Bills. However, nearly half of the cost - $600 million, to be exact - is expected to be covered by taxpayer dollars.


Despite the price tag, Governor Hochul believes that the stadium will ultimately stimulate the economy.


On this episode of 1010 WINS In Depth, we speak with people on both sides of the debate. First, we speak to sports economist Victor Matheson. In his own words, the plan, “it's the largest nominal amount of public subsidy ever for a stadium in the United States.”


With the stadium set to be built in Erie, New York, we speak to the public official representing the county, Mark Poloncarz. He explains why everyone, especially locals in the tri-state area, should be excited for what’s to come.