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Stadium update

Posted at 3:45 PM on April 20, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Twins stadium supporters take their turn at bat
A key Legislative committee holds a second hearing Thursday night on a proposal that would build a new downtown Minneapolis ballpark for the Minnesota Twins.

Wednesday night, the committee hosted a full house of observers as it listened to comments from supporters and opponents of the proposal for a .15 percent sales tax in Hennepin County to help fund the $522 million stadium.

Critics say they will continue to speak out against the proposal but they indicate that they don't have the votes to defeat the bill.

Legislators take stadium show on the road
The stadium debate was to move away from the Capitol on Thursday, as the House Taxes Committee sought input from people who would shoulder the tax burden for a new Twins ballpark.

The hearing, the committee's second in as many days, was to be held Thursday evening at a Bloomington middle school, in the heart of Hennepin County.

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