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By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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"The organizing committee for Los Angeles' bid to host the 2028 Olympic Games wants the summertime sports event removed from last-minute state legislation that would ease its ability to build transit projects," reports Liam Dillon.

Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) proposed the bill in question late last week. The bill would "dramatically ease the construction of rail, bus and other transit projects" connected to the Olympics in addition to the proposed construction of an NBA arena for the Los Angeles Clippers in the city of Inglewood.

So why would the organizers of the 2028 Olympics turn away this helping hand that man other development projects would beg for? According to Dillon, " in a letter sent to Bradford on Friday, LA 2028 CEO Gene Sykes said the measure wasn't needed." 

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