Hennepin County Twins Tax Could Buy 1 Cop Every 24 Hours
From the Star Tribune
Ballpark money is rolling in
State revenue forecasts show the 0.15 percent countywide sales tax in Hennepin County, which began Jan. 1, will produce increasing amounts to help pay for a new Minnesota Twins stadium.
A sampling of estimates for the first five years:
2007: $27.85 million, or $76,300 per day
2008: $28.63 million
2009: $29.66 million
2010: $30.8 million
2011: $31.49 million
Source: Minnesota Department of Revenue
$76,300 per day....
That would pay the annual salary for one police officer, wouldn't it?
It would probably pay for 1.5 public school teachers.
Collect that tax for 3 days, and you'd be ready to buy somebody a home somewhere.
But no, let's give it all to the Pohlad family so that grown men playing a child's game can earn more money.