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|Arizona Legislature Has Surcharges for Cubs Project
|PHOENIX (AP) -- Legislation to keep the Chicago Cubs' spring training home in Arizona is taking shape, with state-arranged financing to come from surcharges on auto rentals and spring training game tickets.
Republican Rep. John McComish of Phoenix said Friday he will introduce an initial version of the legislation on Monday.
McComish said some details of the plan remain in the works, including the surcharge amounts and the possibility of other revenue sources.
As outlined by McComish and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, the state would arrange $59 million of the new stadium's projected $84 million cost. Mesa would provide the remaining $25 million.
Above those amounts, the Cubs' costs would include purchasing the stadium site from Mesa.
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