The Hennepin County board wants to impose a local sales tax without voter
approval to pay for a new Twins stadium. It's a tiny tax. It's for the baseball
The stadium deal will set a precendent. If Hennepin County can hike a local
sales tax without voter approval today for a stadium, why not again tomorrow
for something else? And why should other local governments have to get voter
approval to do a sales tax hike to pay for sports facilities, schools, more
Getting behind a public ownership proposal is a way to oppose "the deal"
without really opposing the most critical part of the deal, which is to strip
our right to vote on proposals to hike local sales taxes. Many politicians
apparently fear that taking a clear position against a local sales tax hike to
pay for a stadium will get the Twins fans mad at them.
-Doug Mann, King Field
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