Found June 08, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Cecilia Chan of the Arizona Republic, An economist and an attorney told Glendale leaders Thursday a proposed $325 million Phoenix Coyotes lease agreement would benefit the city financially and pass legal scrutiny, hours before officials for a watchdog group said they will go to court Friday to try to stop a council vote on the deal. It will cost less for Glendale to keep the Coyotes than to let them go, according to economist Jill Welch, who placed the savings at $17.8 million over the 20 years of an agreement with proposed buyer Greg Jamison. continued added 1:22pm, from ABC 15, A judge has denied a motion for a temporary restraining order against a Friday morning vote deciding the fate of the Phoenix Coyotes. The Glendale City Council is scheduled to vote at 10:15 a.m. on a $425 million lease agreement that will clear the way for the Coyotes sale and keep the team in Glendale. continued added 1:30pm, from Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal, Goldwater Institut...

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