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Friday, April 28, 2006

No Stadium Tax Coalition Advisory on Rep. John Lesch

Dan Dobson passed around a flyer about this at a recent 4th District DFL event. John Lesch was livid with rage.

No Stadium Tax Coalition

STADIUM UPDATE
April 23, 2006

Representative John Lesch sells out Hennepin County Taxpayers!

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VOTES TO GIVE OVER $400 MILLION TO BILLIONAIRE CARL POHLAD

DENYS HENNPEN COUNTY VOTERS THE RIGHT TO VOTE AS REQUIRED UNDER STATE LAW

Yesterday the House Tax Committee in a 15 to 13 vote, voted to build a new Stadium for the Minnesota Twins with over $400 million dollars of Hennepin County taxpayer dollars, with little or no protection ffor Hennepin County Taxpayers.

Rep. John Lesch, who pledged to oppose such subsidies when elected to the House, was the key vote to this passing in the House Tax Committee. Had Rep. Lesch voted "No" this terrible bill would have died and the Twins would have had to come back to the table with a much better offer.

During 3 days of hearings, Rep. Lesch did not ask ONE QUESTION about this terrible bill, nor did he do a single thing to improve it. Over 20 amendments were put forward to protect the taxpayers of Hennepin County and very time a roll call vote was taken Rep. Lesch voted against the taxpayers of Hennepin County and voted for the Minnesota Twins. These included:


  • Requiring a Referendum

  • Making Infrastructure Cost Overruns the Teams Responsibility rather than the Taxpayers

  • Giving 20% of the new revenue from the Stadium to the taxpayers, instead of the Twins.


Rep. Lesch voted like he was a lobbyist for the Twins, rather than a Representative of the people.

Call Representative Lesch at (651) 296-4224 this IS NOT WHY we elected him or e-mail him at : rep.john.lesch@house.mn

Dann Dobson No Stadium Tax Coalition 651-227-4376


Hopefully the No Stadium Tax Coalition will do a similar flyer about Matt Entenza who is running for Attorney General.

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