Skip to comments.Vikings stadium bill differences in House, Senate
Posted on 05/09/2012 4:35:20 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
After seven hours of debate Tuesday, May 8, here are the key differences between the Senate bill and what the House passed the night before.
Debate in the Senate began about 1 p.m. Tuesday and was hitting its stride by 8 p.m. when this list was compiled. A number of amendments to the Senate version were still pending.
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This is the problem with legislation and voter attention span.
All the voters see is “New Stadium - For it or against it”
The bill could require voters to donate a kidney to fund the damn thing and the media wouldn’t report it and voters wouldn’t think to investigate.
Isn’t it like $900 million for this new stadium?
Sixteen Republican senators voted aye.
John Carlson R 4 Y
Michelle L. Fischbach R 14 Y
Joe Gimse R 13 Y
John Howe R 28 Y
Bill Ingebrigtsen R 11 Y
Michael J. Jungbauer R 48 Y
Amy T. Koch R 19 Y
Doug Magnus R 22 Y
Geoff Michel R 41 Y
Jeremy R. Miller R 31 Y
Carla J. Nelson R 30 Y
Sean R.Nienow R 17 Y
John C. Pederson R 15 Y
Claire A. Robling R 35 Y
Julie A. Rosen R 24 Y
David H. Senjem R 29 Y (majority leader)
We have work to do.
975 and half coming from taxpayers.
meanwhile, The 49ers are getting their new stadium financed 88% by banks! From their web site!
“Approximately 90 percent of the cost of the stadium is being financed by the sale of Stadium assets, including Naming Rights and SBLs, and by local hotels, the 49ers, and the NFL. The remaining cost will come from a capped investment by the City of Santa Clara with no cost to local residents and no impact to its general fund.”
And the most expensive NFL stadium in history was entirely privately funded. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MetLife_Stadium
the Vikings pleaded that they wanted to be treated “just like the Twins.” Okay.
the Twins never took a penny of state general fund money, whereas the Vikings want $500 million.
I look forward to the Vikings announcing that they are no longer seeking state general fund monies.
Second, the Twins successfully got a local sales tax increase of .15%.
The Vikings want a .5% local sales tax increase.
I look forward to the Vikings slashing the local sales tax increase they seek by .35%.
There. Now you’re just like the Twins.
Why isn’t the fact Ziggy Wilf has been in court the last several weeks defending himself in lawsuits where he screwed over other businessmen?
Rather, he’s now screwing the taxpayers of Minnesota and the news media is just polishing a turd showing how ‘great’ all this will be. http://veteran-patriot.com/2011/05/20/ziggy-wilfs-ongoing-legal-battle-in-new-jersey/
Add my representative Carol McFarlan to the shit list. She needs to be booted out on her ample butt.
My Senate rep, Roger Chamberlain on the other hand worked his butt off trying to stop it.
I like the sound of the L.A. Vikings..
Nicer weather there too..
See ya later boys!
I’m not paying for your crap.
KSTP Channel 5 news had a camera man posted at the Saint Paul airport last night waiting on Ziggy.. Not sure what they expected to get. The ramp is off limits so there was no chance of actually talking to him.
Ziggy no showed.
Here is how two stadiums, cowboy dome and Tx Ranger Baseball got built; the city in which they exist, Arlington, asked the PEOPLE if they would support a bond by the city and pay a 1% tax for 20 years. The balance was funded by the teams. Letting the people decide how much tax they are willing to pay - IF they also WANT to BUILD a stadium is a pretty good idea. By the way, ranger stadium was paid off 10 years early due to good sales revenue from the stadium.
Put the stadium up for a vote in November. I bet it would fail just like the Vikings have done for the last few seasons. The Vikes should be careful what they wish for. Look at the Minnesota Twins ...they got their new stadium and now have the worst record in major league baseball. Call it the new stadium curse.
Roger my senator ,too. Runbeck is my state rep. Both opposed this taxpayer screwing.
Roger is my senator ,too. Runbeck is my state rep. Both opposed this taxpayer screwing.
they’d say “yeah, you got raped. but at least we used a condom!”
Tem owners are billionaires, players are millionaires. Let them build their own playpens.
Even that’s wrong unless it’s 100% in favor.
I’ve exchanged a few emails with Roger. Pretty impressive guy.
he just told me he does not anticipate supporting the bill when it comes back from conference committee.
Is he in the conference committee?
I just got an email from him.
Says the conference committee has been stacked with pro-stadium members. Says he expects the committee bill will be exactly what the Viings have wanted from the beginning. Calls the whole process “corrupt and sickening”.
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