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Almost every vote these days comes down to a strict party line divide. It is interesting that the Viking's Stadium vote mixed up the parties and crossed the divide. I can't say that I am a big fan of public funding for stadiums, but I hope we can now move on and focus on more serious issues facing the state. This has been a distraction for too long.
This is great news for Minnesota. Not only do football fans win, but tourism, jobs and the general economy all see a boost and the gain of continuous business for the nest 30 years. All I ask is next time... let's plan ahead... about ten years earlier than the deadline.
Sad to see that half of the DFLers voting "No" were from Minneapolis - the city that will benefit the most for generations to come from the new sports facility.
Pressure was high for legislators on this issue. They received hundreds of calls and emails for and against the stadium. We can't judge them on their votes for this issue it was a tough decision.
Poster child event for what is wrong with America: We can't educate our kids, maintain public infrastructure, ensure good health, fight social ills, or end poverty -- but some of us would figuratively die inside if a billionaire owner takes his (ball) team and goes home. There IS life outside of professional football, folks. I would suggest counseling. Seriously.
I will make a copy of the yes votes and the no votes. I will take it with me whenever I go to the polls to vote. A yes vote will equal a no vote for the spineless legislatures and governor who subsidized the NFL.
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