RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Three politicians are teaming up across state and party lines in effort to ban public spending on a new stadium for the Washington Redskins.
A conservative Virginia lawmaker is joining with liberal legislators in Maryland and the District of Columbia to push for an interstate agreement that no jurisdiction will use public spending on incentives for a stadium as a way to lure the team.
The current lease at FedEx Field in suburban Maryland ends in 2027 and the team is exploring new potential locations.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and District Mayor Muriel Bowser have said they don't support using public money to help build a stadium. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan previously told The Washington Business Journal that he would do "whatever it takes" to keep the team.