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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Senate Votes to Stick it To Hennepin County Taxpayer

Paul Koering - who signed the Taxpayer League Pledge, voted yes. He just gave his primary another issue that can be used against him.

Julianne Ortman did the right thing in the end. So people should email her and thank her.

Votes Sunday as the Senate, on a 34-32 vote, gave final approval to a Twins stadium financing plan. Voting yes were 12 Republicans and 22 Democrats. Voting no were 16 Republicans and 16 Democrats.

REPUBLICANS VOTING YES

Day (Owatonna); Dille (Dassel); Fischbach (Paynesville); Frederickson (New Ulm); Kierlin (Winona); Koering (Fort Ripley); Larson (Fergus Falls); McGinn (Eagan); Neuville (Northfield); Rosen (Fairmont); Ruud (Breezy Point); Senjem (Rochester)

REPUBLICANS VOTING NO

Bachmann (Stillwater); Belanger (Bloomington); Gerlach (Apple Valley); Hann (Eden Prairie); Johnson, Debbie (Ham Lake); Jungbauer (East Bethel); Koch (Buffalo); LeClair (Woodbury); Limmer (Maple Grove); Michel (Edina); Nienow (Cambridge); Olson (Minnetrista); Ortman (Chanhassen); Reiter (Shoreview); Robling (Jordan); Wergin (Princeton)

REPUBLICANS NOT VOTING

Pariseau (Farmington)

DEMOCRATS VOTING YES

Bonoff (Minnetonka); Clark (St. Cloud); Foley (Coon Rapids); Higgins (Minneapolis); Hottinger (St. Peter); Johnson, Dean (Willmar); Kelley (Hopkins); Kiscaden (Rochester); Kubly (Granite Falls); Langseth (Glyndon); Marko (Cottage Grove); Metzen (South St. Paul); Murphy (Red Wing); Saxhaug (Grand Rapids); Scheid (Brooklyn Park); Skoe (Clearbrook); Skoglund (Minneapolis); Sparks (Austin); Stumpf (Plummer); Tomassoni (Chisholm); Vickerman (Tracy); Wiger (North St. Paul)

DEMOCRATS VOTING NO

Anderson (St. Paul); Bakk (Cook); Berglin (Minneapolis); Betzold (Fridley); Chaudhary (Fridley); Cohen (St. Paul); Dibble (Minneapolis); Lourey (Kerrick); Marty (Roseville); Moua (St. Paul); Pappas (St. Paul); Pogemiller (Minneapolis); Ranum (Minneapolis); Rest (New Hope); Sams (Staples); Solon (Duluth)


Paul Koering is facing a republican primary. If he has a smart opponent (that is doubtful), this vote will be used against him.

King Banaian asked Tarryl Clark what her position was on the stadium. She said in February that she opposed a stadium without a referendum. I wonder what changed.

Don Betzold was on the conference committee. I thought he was a firm yes vote on this. Kudos to Betzold for voting no on this nonsense.

House Vote to do the same thing:

Attorney General Candidate, Matt Entenza voted against the Hennepin County Taxpayer today. I hope Hennepin County voters remember this, this fall.

House roll call on Twins stadium bill

Votes Saturday as the House, on a 71-61 vote, authorized a new Twins ballpark. Voting yes were 37 Republicans and 34 Democrats. Voting no were 31 Republicans and 30 Democrats.

REPUBLICANS VOTING YES

Beard (Shakopee); Blaine (Little Falls); Bradley (Rochester); Brod (New Prague); Charron (Woodbury); Cox (Northfield); Davids (Preston); Demmer (Hayfield); Dempsey (Red Wing); Dorman (Albert Lea); Eastlund (Isanti); Finstad (New Ulm); Garofalo (Farmington); Gazelka (Brainerd); Gunther (Fairmont); Hamilton (Mountain Lake); Heidgerken (Freeport); Hoppe (Chaska); Lanning (Moorhead); Magnus (Slayton); McNamara (Hastings); Meslow (White Bear Lake); Nelson, P. (Lindstrom); Nornes (Fergus Falls); Ozment (Rosemount); Penas (Badger); Peterson, N. (Bloomington); Ruth (Owatonna); Samuelson (New Brighton); Severson (Sauk Rapids); Simpson (New York Mills); Sviggum (Kenyon); Sykora (Excelsior); Tingelstad (Andover); Urdahl (Grove City); Wardlow (Eagan); Westerberg (Blaine)

REPUBLICANS VOTING NO

Abeler (Anoka); Abrams (Minnetonka); Anderson, B. (Buffalo Twp); Buesgens (Jordan); Cornish (Good Thunder); Cybart (Apple Valley); Dean (Dellwood); DeLaForest (Andover); Emmer (Delano); Erhardt (Edina); Erickson (Princeton); Hackbarth (Cedar); Holberg (Lakeville); Howes (Walker); Johnson, J. (Plymouth); Klinzing (Woodbury); Knoblach (St. Cloud); Kohls (Victoria); Krinkie (Lino Lakes); Newman (Hutchinson); Olson (Big Lake); Paulsen (Eden Prairie); Peppin (Rogers); Powell (Burnsville); Seifert (Marshall); Smith (Mound); Soderstrom (Mora); Vandeveer (Forest Lake); Westrom (Elbow Lake); Wilkin (Eagan); Zellers (Maple Grove)

DEMOCRATS VOTING YES

Atkins (Inver Grove Heights); Dill (Crane Lake); Dorn (Mankato); Entenza (St. Paul); Fritz (Faribault); Haws (St. Cloud); Hilstrom (Brooklyn Center); Hortman (Brooklyn Park); Hosch (St. Joseph); Johnson, R. (St. Peter); Juhnke (Willmar); Kelliher (Minneapolis); Koenen (Clara City); Larson (Bloomington); Latz (St. Louis Park); Lesch (St. Paul); Lieder (Crookston); Lillie (North St. Paul); Mahoney (St. Paul); Marquart (Dilworth); Moe (Bemidji); Nelson, M. (Brooklyn Park); Pelowski (Winona); Peterson, A. (Madison); Poppe (Austin); Rukavina (Virginia); Scalze (Little Canada); Sertich (Chisholm); Sieben (Newport); Simon (St. Louis Park); Slawik (Maplewood); Solberg (Grand Rapids); Thao (St. Paul); Thissen (Minneapolis)

DEMOCRATS VOTING NO

Bernardy (Fridley); Carlson (Crystal); Clark (Minneapolis); Davnie (Minneapolis); Eken (Twin Valley); Ellison (Minneapolis); Goodwin (Columbia Heights); Greiling (Roseville); Hansen (South St. Paul); Hausman (St. Paul); Hilty (Finlayson); Hornstein (Minneapolis); Huntley (Duluth); Jaros (Duluth); Johnson, S. (St. Paul); Kahn (Minneapolis); Lenczewski (Bloomington); Liebling (Rochester); Loeffler (Minneapolis); Mariani (St. Paul); Mullery (Minneapolis); Murphy (Hermantown); Otremba (Long Prairie); Paymar (St. Paul); Peterson, S. (New Hope); Ruud (Minnetonka); Sailer (Park Rapids); Wagenius (Minneapolis); Walker (Minneapolis); Welti (Plainview)

DEMOCRATS NOT VOTING

Anderson, I. (International Falls); Dittrich (Champlin)

Thanks to the Pioneer Press for posting who voted how.

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