The Washington Redskins’ owners will receive $6.4 million from taxpayers. They must be doing a touchdown dance.
Many Virginia taxpayers share Gov. Bob McDonnell’s fondness for the Washington Redskins, but that’s not a good reason for giving the team $4 million in public funds.
That amount represents just the state’s share of an incentive package designed to keep the Redskins’ headquarters and practice facilities in the commonwealth and to encourage upgrades valued at about $30 million. Loudoun County is kicking in $2 million and the city of Richmond will contribute $400,000.