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Gov. Abbott signs X Games bill
Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Jo Clifton
Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Wednesday authorizing the Summer X Games to apply for funding from the Texas Major Event Trust Fund. The legislation, SB 293, also allows NASCAR to apply for money from the same fund for races at the Texas Motor Speedway. The X Games will be held June 4-7 at the Circuit of the Americas. Richard Suttle, attorney for COTA, noted that the legislation became effective immediately after both houses approved it by more than a two-thirds margin. It was important to both events that the bill, which fixed an error in legislation approved in 2013, go into effect immediately so that they could be eligible for funding this year. The deadline for NASCAR to apply was Wednesday. The X Games has until April 16, according to Wayne Hollingsworth, a member of the Circuit Events Local Organizing Committee.
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