|Ohio taxpayers contribute $1million-plus for President's Cup|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Tuesday, 01 October 2013 08:38|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus has pledged $150,000 more for the Presidents Cup, meaning taxpayers in central Ohio are contributing about $1 million to the golf event this week at Muirfield Village in Dublin.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/16TnHKk ) reports the total public contribution rises above $1.2 million if an expected $100,000 county allotment and more in-kind contributions for police and security are included.
Columbus had agreed to spend $200,000 on the event and promised $150,000 more on Monday night. Suburban Dublin has pledged $350,000, mostly for security, traffic control and parking management. Franklin County committed to $150,000, and Delaware County is chipping in $35,000.
Officials in Columbus say the team competition between U.S. and international golfers provides good attention for the area and an estimated net income-tax revenue boost of more than $1 million.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com
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