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Tax funds pulled in stadium deal

Updated: June 24, 2012, 9:45 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A California county has surprised both the San Francisco 49ers and city of Santa Clara leaders by pulling $30 million in tax funds from the new 49ers stadium.

Santa Clara County officials told the Mercury News on Saturday that they would rather spend the money on teachers.

The team and the city said voters had specifically earmarked redevelopment money to help build the $1.2 billion stadium and that the county has no right to keep it.

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