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    Pawlenty warns Viking fans that his state won't fund new stadium for team

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    FOREST CITY - Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty would love to see states like Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota and his own do a little more cooperating.

    He'd also like to see a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, but at the same time, he hasn't changed his mind when it comes to substantial state funding for a home for the NFL team.
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    Re: Pawlenty warns Viking fans that his state won't fund new stadium for team

    Bastards

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    Re: Pawlenty warns Viking fans that his state won't fund new stadium for team

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    Re: Pawlenty warns Viking fans that his state won't fund new stadium for team

    The whole quote isn't as bad:
    But for Viking fans, the news isn't as good. He said he favors following the same scenario used for the Twins' stadium - namely, the state giving a local entity the power to raise funds for a new Vikings' home. The Twins partnered with Hennepin County on a hotel/restaurant tax to raise funds for the stadium.

    “The problem is that Minneapolis by ordinance can't do it,” he said, “and Hennepin County looks like it will do the same. That leads to the question who will do it? I'm not against a new stadium for the Vikings, but I haven't changed my mind on the state paying for it. We have more important priorities than a stadium.”
    I think that a metro tax is still a viable option.

    And keep in mind that just because he isn't in support of a state money to help pay for it doesn't mean that it won't happen.
    If the bill gets past the legislature, he would face a pretty tough decision to veto it.
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    Re: Pawlenty warns Viking fans that his state won't fund new stadium for team

    Raising taxes is always a good thing.

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    Re: Pawlenty warns Viking fans that his state won't fund new stadium for team

    D'oh!
    How many years does he have left?
    It won't help to have the gov. against it...
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    Re: Pawlenty warns Viking fans that his state won't fund new stadium for team

    "mountainviking" wrote:
    D'oh!
    How many years does he have left?
    It won't help to have the gov. against it...
    He was reelected in 2006, and he would be up again in 2010.
    There were rumors that he might be John McCain's running mate in 2008, but he denied those.
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    Re: Pawlenty warns Viking fans that his state won't fund new stadium for team

    How about a tax on viking's tickets? Or a Hennepin Country tax near the dome on game days? The people that enjoy the vikings should be the ones who are paying for the stadium. To just raise a on everyone seems to me to be fundamentally unfair.
    Don't get me wrong, I really want a new stadium, but I don't want more taxes.

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    Re: Pawlenty warns Viking fans that his state won't fund new stadium for team

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "mountainviking" wrote:
    D'oh!
    How many years does he have left?
    It won't help to have the gov. against it...
    He was reelected in 2006, and he would be up again in 2010.
    There were rumors that he might be John McCain's running mate in 2008, but he denied those.
    McCain is sinking like a stone, no chance he gets the nod.

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    Re: Pawlenty warns Viking fans that his state won't fund new stadium for team

    I really don't blame the MN public for not wanting more taxes.
    Someone told me that in 2008 you would become the highest taxed state.

    Anyone else heard that?

    http://www.retirementliving.com/RLstate2.html

    http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com...sForTaxes.aspx
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