COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A decision on whether South Carolina will offer tax breaks in a bid to get the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields out of North Carolina will go down to the Legislature’s final day.
The state Senate has agreed to alter its rules and move the final debate on the measure to Thursday. Typically, a bill has to have a day after a key vote before it can move forward.
Gov. Henry McMaster and House leaders enthusiastically backed the bill, which would provide economic incentives for the Panthers to build a new practice facility and team headquarters about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of its current facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Nonetheless, several state senators say a billionaire NFL owner doesn’t need any taxpayer help.