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Funding has become major sticking point

Updated: July 25, 2005, 12:04 AM ET
Associated Press

BREMERTON, Wash. -- International Speedway Corp. wants state money to help build a proposed $250 million racetrack in Kitsap County. State Treasurer Mike Murphy is opposed.

"If one were to list the various priorities that the state should be funding, that one would not make the first page for me," Murphy said.

"They are wanting a handout," he told the Kitsap Sun newspaper for Sunday editions. "We have more important things to be spending money on. The budgetary drain on the ...

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