Tucked into the massive $1.5 trillion tax overhaul that Congress approved last month was the elimination of the 50 percent tax deduction that firms had long been able to take on business-related expenses for “entertainment, amusement, or recreation.” Read more here.
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The Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday easily passed legislation for a new Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) stadium, sending the bill to the House, where it has a more uncertain future. Read more here.
The Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday this week to consider legislation to provide public support for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League). Read more here.
The Gary (IN) Common Council fell one vote shy of giving its approval to an ordinance that would have allocated money to pay for the maintenance and cleaning of the city-owned ballpark used by the Gary SouthShore RailCats (Independent Professional, American Association). Read more here.
The City of Binghamton (NY) has received a $195,159 donation from the estate of Marion O’Connor for improvements at NYSEG Stadium, home of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Double-A, Eastern League). O’Connor was a longtime fan who regularly attended baseball games at the ballpark with her brother, William O’Connor. The donation was made in his honor. Read more here.
Pawtucket (RI) Mayor Donald Grebien on Tuesday urged state legislators to consider a “Plan B” if they’re not willing to vote on the current stadium-financing plan to build a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League). Read more here.
Genessee County Baseball Club (GCBC), the nonprofit that has owned the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League, issued a statement last week announcing that the franchise has been transferred to the league. Read statement here. If the NYPL Muckdogs do not return to Dwyer Stadium in 2018, expect the summer collegiate PGCBL and NYCBL to be all over it.