Minnesota Senate panel kills bill to reveal reserved tickets

  • Article by: PATRICK CONDON , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 22, 2013 - 7:08 PM
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supervon2Mar. 22, 1310:32 PM

They should have a rider on that bill that makes politicians live up to their campaign promises-you know-the ones where they will cut spending (laugh, laugh).

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marcymmbMar. 23, 13 6:30 AM

Why is it the senate's business in the first place, just sticking their nose in where it doesn't belong.

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nonewtaxesMar. 23, 13 6:42 AM

The legislature really has time to worry about this?

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yardboyMar. 23, 13 7:55 AM

Those that have been affected by this as I have should take the time and thank the many politicians that have supported these “tax payer funded stadiums/theaters”. Remember how many times we heard that it would “enhance your quality of life”?, even if you can’t purchase a ticket for a performance in these very same buildings that you help finance.

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yardboyMar. 23, 13 8:13 AM

“A broad coalition of Minnesota venue managers, entertainment and sports organizations fought the bill.”++++++++++++++++ The politicians that supported these groups by blocking this legislation should send these same groups the remaining bill for the new-newer venues that these entertainers perform in. After all why should anyone have to pay taxes on a building that they can’t get access to see a performance because they can’t buy a ticket? So if these groups/owners want all the say and control, PLEASE send them the bill.

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sharkysharkMar. 23, 13 8:56 AM

This sounds like a good idea. There's too much secrecy in the World today. A little "transparency" here would be a step in the right direction.

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thedanmanMar. 23, 13 9:40 AM

Looks like there's a couple 'truth' crusaders who need to get their cape taken away. And you wonder why govt is bloated. For the whiners out there, go join the free fan club (that's why you're buying a ticket right?) and get your secret code. Or just do one online search. Even better yet, boycott and don't buy a ticket.

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orpheus90Mar. 23, 13 1:07 PM

Frankly, if demand outstrips available tickets (regardless the reason why they're not available), the performing artist, provided they had any business sense, would schedule a second or even third show and make sure their fans had a chance to see them. You don't penalize fans that want to see you perform because they don't have an American Express Card or don't belong to some online fan club.

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