Bill to bring Panthers HQ to South Carolina stalls in the Senate

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – Headquarters for the Carolina Panthers may not move to South Carolina this year.

A proposal presented by Governor Henry McMaster would give the team more than $100 million in tax incentives in return for moving headquarters, a practice field and medical facility to the Palmetto State.

The Senate has not taken up the bill yet.

One State Senator put a hold on discussing that bill until the Senate finishes dealing with the sale of Santee Cooper.

“I don’t know why we need to spend taxpayer money to bring a private company – and give it to a private company – and give them tax incentives to come here. They’ve got nowhere else to go,” said Sen. Dick Harpootlian.

“All of those things are just fantastic; for us not to accept this would be a huge blow to the state of South Carolina,” said Gov. McMaster

Before the Panthers could move their headquarters, lawmakers would have to define what a professional sports team is in the state of South Carolina.

Panthers owner David Tepper is eyeing York and Lancaster counties as a future home for his team.

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