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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate appears to be preparing for a key vote on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of North Carolina.
State Sen. Dick Harpootlian removed his objection from the bill Tuesday so it could come to a vote.
But the Democrat from Columbia said he still thought the bill was poorly written. And he also said he thought Gov. Henry McMaster and other supporters have intentionally been vague and inaccurate about the measure. The bill aims to motivate the NFL team to build a new practice facility and team headquarters about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of its current facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Harpootlian says the Panthers have made no promises.
A vote could come later Tuesday.