Report: Tax Dollars Pay for Big Screens

A state tax incentive program is again the subject of controversy after a Houston television station reported that it was used to buy "big screens for billionaires." 

According to a KTRK-TV (Channel 13) report, the Major Events Trust Fund was used in 2010 to buy an $8 million scoreboard for American Airlines Center as part of the effort to lure the NBA All-Star Game to Dallas in 2010. 

Another $8 million bought a similar screen for the Toyota Center in Houston to help the arena prepare for the All-Star Game this weekend.

The METF is one of four ...

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