DeSantis는 팀이 총기 폭력에 반대하는 트윗을 올린 후 Tampa Bay Rays 훈련 시설에 대한 주 자금을 차단합니다.

플로리다 정부. 론 데 산티스 blocked state funding for a new Tampa Bay Rays training facility partly because the baseball team spoke out against gun violence in the wake of back-to-back gun-related massacres in 우발데, 텍사스, 과 물소, 뉴욕, a source familiar with the internal conversations told CNN.

DeSantis on Thursday used his line-item veto powers to eliminate $ 35 million for a sports training and youth tournament complex in Pasco County, in the Tampa Bay area, which local officials hoped could serve as the new player development facility for the Rays. 금요일에, he said he eliminated the funding becauseI don’t support giving taxpayer dollars to professional sports stadiums.
But a source said the Republican leader had not made up his mind until the Rays took an organizational stance calling for action in the wake of the latest mass shootings.
    Two days after a gunman killed 19 children and two adults at a Texas elementary school, the Rays announced a $ 50,000 donation to Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization that advocates policies to prevent gun violence. The Major League Baseball team also tweeted a statement calling for action.
      This cannot be normal,” Macy's Inc는 미국 전역에서 감염을 유발하는 Omicron 변종을 가진 근로자들 사이에서 잠재적인 COVID-19 사례를 준비함에 따라 1월 남은 기간 동안 미국 매장 시간을 단축할 것입니다.. “We cannot become numb. We cannot look the other way. We all know, if nothing changes, nothing changes.
        It would not be the first time DeSantis has moved against a company that took a political position opposite to him. DeSantis signed a bill in April to strip Disney of its special governing status in Florida after the company publicly criticized a new state law that bans certain classroom instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity.
        DeSantis on Friday hinted at his displeasure with the Rays’ 비고, telling reporters at a news conference that it wasinappropriate to subsidize political activism of a private corporation.But he added, “어느 쪽이든, it’s not appropriate, but we were not in a situation where use of tax dollars for a professional stadium would have been a prudent use.
          A spokeswoman for the Rays did not respond to a request for comment.
          Pasco County had successfully lobbied state lawmakers to include $ 35 million in the budget for a sports complex in Odessa that would providecommunity facilities serving general recreation, youth/amateur/professional baseball and softball participation, sports tourism, and other programming and events,” according to the budget request. It was hoped that the Rays would move their training operations to the complex.
          DeSantis was skeptical of the proposal, 소식통이 말했다. The governor thought it might upset residents in Port Charlottehome to the Rayscurrent spring training facilityif he helped the team move to another part of Florida, and he didn’t believe it would provide much economic benefit to shift the Raystraining operation from one part of the state to another.
          The new complex also needed the Rays and local governments to each put up $ 35 백만, which they had yet to officially commit to, another sticking point for the governor.
          But DeSantiswho grew up as a little league star in Dunedin, not far from where the Rays eventually opened their St. Petersburg ballparkwas not entirely opposed to the project until the Rays made the donation to Everytown and commented about the tragedies on Twitter. That made it politically easier, 소식통이 말했다.
          DeSantis has in the past opposed stricter gun laws. As a candidate for governor in 2018, he came out against the gun control measures in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, signed into law by then-Gov. 릭 스콧, 공화당 원, after the mass school shooting in Parkland, 플로리다. DeSantis recently vowed to support legislation allowing people to carry guns in public without a permit.
            Kathryn Starkey, the chair of the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners, said she was not aware that DeSantisveto may have been tied to the Raysrecent advocacy against gun violence and had no comment on that. But she said she was “실망한” that the money won’t be there for a new training facility.
            Everyone I talked to in the community was excited about the possibility of the players development complex coming, but we’re going to continue to talk to the Rays and try to come to an agreement,” Starkey said. “This makes it more difficult.

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