March 1: E-pulltab revenue down $15M in forecast for Vikings stadium plan

  • Article by: JEAN HOPFENSPERGER and RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: March 16, 2013 - 10:22 PM

Budget projections showed electronic pulltabs have been slow to catch on, but Gov. Dayton vowed to solve the funding problem.

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JG55417Feb. 28, 13 9:58 PM

Where are these mysterious electronic pulltabs being sold? I frequent bars and restaurants all over the twin cities and I have never seen them. No wonder you can't generate the expected revenue.

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moonlight07Mar. 1, 13 4:16 AM

Where are these electronic pull tabs?? Seriously, I keep going to bars, but I've never seen them either. It's bugging me to hear it's a problem that they've not gotten enough funding from them yet, and somehow I'm magically supposed to know where to find them?

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rms316Mar. 1, 13 7:01 AM

Never seen e-pull tabs anywhere. I can't wait to hear for the next brilliant idea to raise funds for this stadium.

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bamabama1Mar. 1, 13 7:04 AM

Knew this would happen. Guess the regular guy who, like us, live 400 miles from Minneapolis, will end up somehow paying for a millionaire's stadium. Called it from the beginning.....

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dvsdan123Mar. 1, 13 7:32 AM

Just watch. The State will short the local charities their share of the gambling proceeds to fund the Millionaires stadium, while the local youth teams will go without because the state took the money.

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hiramfosterMar. 1, 13 7:42 AM

Only in the weird world of politics is the fact that gambling isn't skyrocketing capable of being perceived as bad news.

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EleanoreMar. 1, 13 7:49 AM

Shift the funding to the stadium users and profiteers then and everything will be fine. Let the beast standor fall though the free market and end this public subsidy.

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quinnerooMar. 1, 13 9:06 AM

"Guess the regular guy who, like us, live 400 miles from Minneapolis, will end up somehow paying" .......... Well, bamabama1, I'm just a regular guy from Minneapolis that doesn't want to end up paying either, and Minneapolis has the biggest stake in this. It was out state legislators that brought this up to begin with and saddled us with the taxes. If this happens, and I truly hope it doesn't, I think there should be equal shared sacrifice.

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EleanoreMar. 1, 13 9:24 AM

“It was out state legislators that brought this up to begin with and saddled us with the taxes. If this happens, and I truly hope it doesn't, I think there should be equal shared sacrifice.” – Rubbish. The fact that outstate GOPers put their name on the line first means nothing, democrats and republicans alike shoved this illegitimate spending down the state’s collective throat. The correct fix is to the cost for the new NFL stadium to the NFL and anyone else who profits from or uses the stadium. New taxes on seats, parking, licensing, naming, and doing business in or around the stadium can cover the costs. If it can’t then it should be shut down. “The state” will not pay for this. You might ask your local city councilperson to mortgage their house for some extra funding for it though, that would be fair.

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dakmarknetMar. 1, 13 9:40 AM

Just another debt the Republican legislature stuck the taxpayers with. You can add that amount on to the current bill of the Brobkorb fiasco, what is that now about $300,000?

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