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Minnesota Twins stadium

The originalbill gives Hennepin County permission to raise its sales tax to build the stadium in downtown Minneapolis for the Minnesota Twins. That's the House version. But the Senate version included the Minnesota Vikings, scrapped the Hennepin County tax and broadened the tax to a metro-wide tax and also included transportation projects.

As a conference committee neared the end of the session, it separated the Vikings' plans from the Twins portion of their deliberations, effectively killing the Vikes' stadium hopes.

The bills on each of the votes below differs significantly.

More from MPR:
Senate committee approves Twins stadium plan, but hurdles await (04/03/2006)
Twins stadium supporters take their turn at bat (04/19/2006)
Opponents unlikely to stop Twins stadium push (04/21/2006)
House passes new stadium bill for Minnesota Twins (04/26/2006)
Senate passes stadium bills for Twins, Gophers, and Vikings (05/09/2006)
Vikings stadium hopes hit dead end (05/17/2006)
Legislature passes Twins stadium plan (05/21/2006)

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Governor's Desk
May 26, 2006

Result: Signed
Senate approval
May 21, 2006 (HF 2480)

The Minnesota Senate, where the votes were in doubt until the pre-dawn hours, passed the measure at shortly before 5 a.m. by 34-32. The Twins bill allows Hennepin County to levy a new sales tax of 3 cents on a $20 purchase to pay for the Warehouse District ballpark and infrastructure. Although state law requires a local referendum vote on any new sales tax, the Twins tax is exempt from that requirement. (Pioneer Press)

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Ellen R. Anderson DFL 66 AGAINST
Michele M. Bachmann Republican 52 AGAINST
Thomas M. Bakk DFL 06 AGAINST
William V. Belanger Republican 40 AGAINST
Linda Berglin DFL 61 AGAINST
Don Betzold DFL 51 AGAINST
Terri Bonoff DFL 43 FOR
Satveer Chaudhary DFL 50 AGAINST
Tarryl Clark DFL 15 FOR
Richard J. Cohen DFL 64 AGAINST
Dick Day Republican 26 FOR
D. Scott Dibble DFL 60 AGAINST
Steve Dille Republican 18 FOR
Michelle L. Fischbach Republican 14 FOR
Leo T. Foley DFL 47 FOR
Dennis R. Frederickson Republican 21 FOR
Chris Gerlach Republican 37 AGAINST
David Hann Republican 42 AGAINST
Linda Higgins DFL 58 FOR
John C. Hottinger DFL 23 FOR
Dean E. Johnson DFL 13 FOR
Debbie J. Johnson Republican 49 AGAINST
Michael J. Jungbauer Republican 48 AGAINST
Steve Kelley DFL 44 FOR
Bob Kierlin Republican 31 FOR
Sheila M. Kiscaden DFL 30 FOR
Amy Koch Republican 19 AGAINST
Paul E. Koering Republican 12 FOR
Gary W. Kubly DFL 20 FOR
Keith Langseth DFL 09 FOR
Cal Larson Republican 10 FOR
Brian LeClair Republican 56 AGAINST
Warren Limmer Republican 32 AGAINST
Becky Lourey DFL 08 AGAINST
Sharon Marko DFL 57 FOR
John Marty DFL 54 AGAINST
Mike McGinn Republican 38 FOR
James P. Metzen DFL 39 FOR
Geoff Michel Republican 41 AGAINST
Mee Moua DFL 67 AGAINST
Steve Murphy DFL 28 FOR
Thomas M. Neuville Republican 25 FOR
Sean R. Nienow Republican 17 AGAINST
Gen Olson Republican 33 AGAINST
Julianne E. Ortman Republican 34 AGAINST
Sandra L. Pappas DFL 65 AGAINST
Lawrence J. Pogemiller DFL 59 AGAINST
Yvonne Prettner Solon DFL 07 AGAINST
Jane B. Ranum DFL 63 AGAINST
Mady Reiter Republican 53 AGAINST
Ann H. Rest DFL 45 AGAINST
Claire A. Robling Republican 35 AGAINST
Julie A. Rosen Republican 24 FOR
Carrie L. Ruud Republican 04 FOR
Dallas C. Sams DFL 11 AGAINST
Tom Saxhaug DFL 03 FOR
Linda Scheid DFL 46 FOR
David H. Senjem Republican 29 FOR
Rod Skoe DFL 02 FOR
Wesley J. Skoglund DFL 62 FOR
Dan Sparks DFL 27 FOR
LeRoy A. Stumpf DFL 01 FOR
David J. Tomassoni DFL 05 FOR
Jim Vickerman DFL 22 FOR
Betsy L. Wergin Republican 16 AGAINST
Charles W. Wiger DFL 55 FOR
House approval
May 20, 2006 (HF 2480)

The House voted 71-to-61 to support the conference committee report on the Twins stadium. The $522 million downtown Minneapolis ballpark relies on a .15-percent sales tax to pay for the bulk of the project. It does not include a voter referendum. The deal ends a decade long quest by the Twins to get a new ballpark.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Jim Abeler Republican 48B AGAINST
Ron Abrams Republican 43B AGAINST
Bruce Anderson Republican 19A AGAINST
Joe Atkins DFL 39B FOR
Michael Beard Republican 35A FOR
Connie Bernardy DFL 51B AGAINST
Greg Blaine Republican 12B FOR
Fran Bradley Republican 29B FOR
Laura Brod Republican 25A FOR
Mark Buesgens Republican 35B AGAINST
Lyndon Carlson DFL 45B AGAINST
Mike Charron Republican 56A FOR
Karen Clark DFL 61A AGAINST
Tony Cornish Republican 24B AGAINST
Ray Cox Republican 25B FOR
Lloyd Cybart Republican 37A AGAINST
Gregory M. Davids Republican 31B FOR
Jim Davnie DFL 62A AGAINST
Chris DeLaForest Republican 49A AGAINST
Matt Dean Republican 52B AGAINST
Randy Demmer Republican 29A FOR
Jerry Dempsey Republican 28A FOR
David Dill DFL 06A FOR
Denise Dittrich DFL 47A ABSTAINED
Dan Dorman Republican 27A FOR
John Dorn DFL 23B FOR
Rob Eastlund Republican 17A FOR
Kent Eken DFL 02A AGAINST
Keith Ellison DFL 58B AGAINST
Tom Emmer Republican 19B AGAINST
Matt Entenza DFL 64A FOR
Ron Erhardt Republican 41A AGAINST
Sondra Erickson Republican 16A AGAINST
Brad Finstad Republican 21B FOR
Patti Fritz DFL 26B FOR
Pat Garofalo Republican 36B FOR
Paul Gazelka Republican 12A FOR
Barbara Goodwin DFL 50A AGAINST
Mindy Greiling DFL 54A AGAINST
Bob Gunther Republican 24A FOR
Tom Hackbarth Republican 48A AGAINST
Rod Hamilton Republican 22B FOR
Rick Hansen DFL 39A AGAINST
Alice Hausman DFL 66B AGAINST
Larry Haws DFL 15B FOR
Bud Heidgerken Republican 13A FOR
Debra Hilstrom DFL 46B FOR
Bill Hilty DFL 08A AGAINST
Mary Liz Holberg Republican 36A AGAINST
Joe Hoppe Republican 34B FOR
Frank Hornstein DFL 60B AGAINST
Melissa Hortman DFL 47B FOR
Larry Hosch DFL 14B FOR
Larry Howes Republican 04B AGAINST
Thomas Huntley DFL 07A AGAINST
Mike Jaros DFL 07B AGAINST
Jeff Johnson Republican 43A AGAINST
Ruth Johnson DFL 23A FOR
Sheldon Johnson DFL 67B AGAINST
Al Juhnke DFL 13B FOR
Phyllis Kahn DFL 59B AGAINST
Margaret Anderson Kelliher DFL 60A FOR
Karen Klinzing Republican 56B AGAINST
Jim Knoblach Republican 15A AGAINST
Lyle Koenen DFL 20B FOR
Paul Kohls Republican 34A AGAINST
Philip Krinkie Republican 53A AGAINST
Morrie Lanning Republican 09A FOR
Dan Larson DFL 63B FOR
Ron Latz DFL 44B FOR
Ann Lenczewski DFL 40B AGAINST
John Lesch DFL 66A FOR
Tina Liebling DFL 30A AGAINST
Bernard Lieder DFL 01B FOR
Leon Lillie DFL 55A FOR
Diane Loeffler DFL 59A AGAINST
Doug Magnus Republican 22A FOR
Tim Mahoney DFL 67A FOR
Carlos Mariani DFL 65B AGAINST
Paul Marquart DFL 09B FOR
Denny McNamara Republican 57B FOR
Doug Meslow Republican 53B FOR
Frank Moe DFL 04A FOR
Joe Mullery DFL 58A AGAINST
Mary Murphy DFL 06B AGAINST
Michael Nelson DFL 46A FOR
Peter Nelson Republican 17B FOR
Scott Newman Republican 18A AGAINST
Bud Nornes Republican 10A FOR
Mark Olson Republican 16B AGAINST
Mary Ellen Otremba DFL 11B AGAINST
Dennis Ozment Republican 37B FOR
Erik Paulsen Republican 42B AGAINST
Michael Paymar DFL 64B AGAINST
Gene Pelowski, Jr. DFL 31A FOR
Maxine Penas Republican 01A FOR
Joyce Peppin Republican 32A AGAINST
Aaron Peterson DFL 20A FOR
Neil W. Peterson Republican 41B FOR
Sandra Peterson DFL 45A AGAINST
Jeanne Poppe DFL 27B FOR
Duke Powell Republican 40A AGAINST
Tom Rukavina DFL 05A FOR
Connie Ruth Republican 26A FOR
Maria Ruud DFL 42A AGAINST
Brita Sailer DFL 02B AGAINST
Char Samuelson Republican 50B FOR
Bev Scalze DFL 54B FOR
Marty Seifert Republican 21A AGAINST
Anthony Sertich DFL 05B FOR
Dan Severson Republican 14A FOR
Katie Sieben DFL 57A FOR
Steve Simon DFL 44A FOR
Dean Simpson Republican 10B FOR
Nora Slawik DFL 55B FOR
Steve Smith Republican 33A AGAINST
Judy Soderstrom Republican 08B AGAINST
Loren Solberg DFL 03B FOR
Steve Sviggum Republican 28B FOR
Barb Sykora Republican 33B FOR
Cy Thao DFL 65A FOR
Paul Thissen DFL 63A FOR
Kathy Tingelstad Republican 49B FOR
Dean Urdahl Republican 18B FOR
Ray Vandeveer Republican 52A AGAINST
Jean Wagenius DFL 62B AGAINST
Neva Walker DFL 61B AGAINST
Lynn Wardlow Republican 38B FOR
Andy Welti DFL 30B AGAINST
Andrew Westerberg Republican 51A FOR
Torrey Westrom Republican 11A AGAINST
Tim Wilkin Republican 38A AGAINST
Kurt Zellers Republican 32B AGAINST

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Legislature passes Twins stadium plan (05/21/2006)

Senate approval
May 9, 2006 (HF2480)

The stadium line-up looks like this: the Twins would get a retractable-roof ballpark in downtown Minneapolis; the Vikings would get a stadium in Blaine, also with a retractable roof; and the Gophers would get an open-air stadium on the Minneapolis campus. All three teams - currently housed in the Metrodome - would have new buildings by 2011 if the bills were to continue on course. Two taxes would be used to pay for it all. The professional sports teams would have most of their stadium costs shouldered by a 0.5 percent sales tax in seven metropolitan counties, provided that voters consent in a referendum. The envisioned tax for the university plan is a 13 percent sports memorabilia tax imposed at the wholesale level. Besides the stadiums, the metrowide sales tax would pump billions into regional mass transit projects.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Ellen R. Anderson DFL 66 FOR
Michele M. Bachmann Republican 52 AGAINST
Thomas M. Bakk DFL 06 FOR
William V. Belanger Republican 40 AGAINST
Linda Berglin DFL 61 FOR
Don Betzold DFL 51 FOR
Terri Bonoff DFL 43 FOR
Satveer Chaudhary DFL 50 FOR
Tarryl Clark DFL 15 FOR
Richard J. Cohen DFL 64 FOR
Dick Day Republican 26 AGAINST
D. Scott Dibble DFL 60 FOR
Steve Dille Republican 18 AGAINST
Michelle L. Fischbach Republican 14 AGAINST
Leo T. Foley DFL 47 FOR
Dennis R. Frederickson Republican 21 AGAINST
Chris Gerlach Republican 37 AGAINST
David Hann Republican 42 AGAINST
Linda Higgins DFL 58 FOR
John C. Hottinger DFL 23 FOR
Dean E. Johnson DFL 13 FOR
Debbie J. Johnson Republican 49 AGAINST
Michael J. Jungbauer Republican 48 AGAINST
Steve Kelley DFL 44 FOR
Bob Kierlin Republican 31 AGAINST
Sheila M. Kiscaden DFL 30 FOR
Amy Koch Republican 19 AGAINST
Paul E. Koering Republican 12 AGAINST
Gary W. Kubly DFL 20 FOR
Keith Langseth DFL 09 FOR
Cal Larson Republican 10 AGAINST
Brian LeClair Republican 56 AGAINST
Warren Limmer Republican 32 AGAINST
Becky Lourey DFL 08 AGAINST
Sharon Marko DFL 57 FOR
John Marty DFL 54 AGAINST
Mike McGinn Republican 38 AGAINST
James P. Metzen DFL 39 FOR
Geoff Michel Republican 41 AGAINST
Mee Moua DFL 67 FOR
Steve Murphy DFL 28 FOR
Thomas M. Neuville Republican 25 AGAINST
Sean R. Nienow Republican 17 AGAINST
Gen Olson Republican 33 AGAINST
Julianne E. Ortman Republican 34 AGAINST
Sandra L. Pappas DFL 65 FOR
Pat Pariseau Republican 36 AGAINST
Lawrence J. Pogemiller DFL 59 FOR
Yvonne Prettner Solon DFL 07 FOR
Mady Reiter Republican 53 AGAINST
Ann H. Rest DFL 45 AGAINST
Claire A. Robling Republican 35 AGAINST
Julie A. Rosen Republican 24 AGAINST
Carrie L. Ruud Republican 04 AGAINST
Dallas C. Sams DFL 11 FOR
Tom Saxhaug DFL 03 FOR
Linda Scheid DFL 46 FOR
David H. Senjem Republican 29 AGAINST
Rod Skoe DFL 02 FOR
Wesley J. Skoglund DFL 62 FOR
Dan Sparks DFL 27 FOR
LeRoy A. Stumpf DFL 01 FOR
David J. Tomassoni DFL 05 FOR
Jim Vickerman DFL 22 FOR
Betsy L. Wergin Republican 16 AGAINST
Charles W. Wiger DFL 55 FOR

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Senate passes stadium bills for Twins, Gophers, and Vikings (05/09/2006)

Senate Rules Committee sends to the floor
May 2, 2006 (HF 2480)

After the Senate Taxes Committee voted to allow Hennepin County residents to vote on a sales tax increase to fund the Twins stadium -- something stadium supporters considered a "deal killer,", the Senate's DFL leaders removed the bill from the Taxes Committee. The powerful Senate Rules Committee voted 13-to-11 to send the bill to the Senate floor. The committee removed a Hennepin County sales tax from the proposal and replaced it with a half-percent sales tax in the entire seven-county metro area. The new tax would fund a Twins stadium -- with a roof, a Vikings stadium and also transit projects in the metropolitan area.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
William V. Belanger Republican 40 AGAINST
Linda Berglin DFL 61 FOR
Richard J. Cohen DFL 64 FOR
Dick Day Republican 26 AGAINST
Steve Dille Republican 18 AGAINST
Michelle L. Fischbach Republican 14 AGAINST
Dennis R. Frederickson Republican 21 AGAINST
John C. Hottinger DFL 23 FOR
Dean E. Johnson DFL 13 FOR
Sheila M. Kiscaden DFL 30 FOR
Keith Langseth DFL 09 FOR
Cal Larson Republican 10 AGAINST
Warren Limmer Republican 32 AGAINST
John Marty DFL 54 AGAINST
James P. Metzen DFL 39 FOR
Thomas M. Neuville Republican 25 AGAINST
Gen Olson Republican 33 AGAINST
Sandra L. Pappas DFL 65 FOR
Lawrence J. Pogemiller DFL 59 FOR
Jane B. Ranum DFL 63 FOR
Ann H. Rest DFL 45 AGAINST
Dallas C. Sams DFL 11 FOR
LeRoy A. Stumpf DFL 01 FOR
Jim Vickerman DFL 22 FOR
House approval
April 26, 2006 (HF 2480)

On a 76-to-55 vote, the House approved the Twins stadium bill after nearly 8 hours of debate.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Jim Abeler Republican 48B FOR
Ron Abrams Republican 43B AGAINST
Bruce Anderson Republican 19A AGAINST
Irv Anderson DFL 03A FOR
Joe Atkins DFL 39B FOR
Michael Beard Republican 35A FOR
Connie Bernardy DFL 51B AGAINST
Greg Blaine Republican 12B FOR
Fran Bradley Republican 29B FOR
Laura Brod Republican 25A FOR
Mark Buesgens Republican 35B AGAINST
Lyndon Carlson DFL 45B AGAINST
Mike Charron Republican 56A FOR
Karen Clark DFL 61A AGAINST
Tony Cornish Republican 24B AGAINST
Ray Cox Republican 25B FOR
Lloyd Cybart Republican 37A FOR
Gregory M. Davids Republican 31B FOR
Jim Davnie DFL 62A AGAINST
Chris DeLaForest Republican 49A AGAINST
Matt Dean Republican 52B AGAINST
Randy Demmer Republican 29A FOR
Jerry Dempsey Republican 28A FOR
David Dill DFL 06A FOR
Dan Dorman Republican 27A FOR
John Dorn DFL 23B FOR
Rob Eastlund Republican 17A FOR
Kent Eken DFL 02A FOR
Keith Ellison DFL 58B AGAINST
Tom Emmer Republican 19B AGAINST
Matt Entenza DFL 64A FOR
Ron Erhardt Republican 41A AGAINST
Sondra Erickson Republican 16A AGAINST
Brad Finstad Republican 21B FOR
Patti Fritz DFL 26B FOR
Pat Garofalo Republican 36B FOR
Paul Gazelka Republican 12A FOR
Barbara Goodwin DFL 50A AGAINST
Mindy Greiling DFL 54A AGAINST
Bob Gunther Republican 24A FOR
Tom Hackbarth Republican 48A AGAINST
Rod Hamilton Republican 22B FOR
Rick Hansen DFL 39A AGAINST
Alice Hausman DFL 66B AGAINST
Larry Haws DFL 15B FOR
Bud Heidgerken Republican 13A FOR
Debra Hilstrom DFL 46B FOR
Bill Hilty DFL 08A AGAINST
Mary Liz Holberg Republican 36A AGAINST
Joe Hoppe Republican 34B FOR
Frank Hornstein DFL 60B AGAINST
Melissa Hortman DFL 47B FOR
Larry Hosch DFL 14B FOR
Larry Howes Republican 04B AGAINST
Thomas Huntley DFL 07A FOR
Mike Jaros DFL 07B AGAINST
Jeff Johnson Republican 43A AGAINST
Ruth Johnson DFL 23A FOR
Sheldon Johnson DFL 67B AGAINST
Al Juhnke DFL 13B FOR
Phyllis Kahn DFL 59B AGAINST
Margaret Anderson Kelliher DFL 60A FOR
Karen Klinzing Republican 56B AGAINST
Jim Knoblach Republican 15A AGAINST
Lyle Koenen DFL 20B FOR
Paul Kohls Republican 34A AGAINST
Philip Krinkie Republican 53A AGAINST
Morrie Lanning Republican 09A FOR
Dan Larson DFL 63B AGAINST
Ron Latz DFL 44B AGAINST
Ann Lenczewski DFL 40B AGAINST
John Lesch DFL 66A FOR
Tina Liebling DFL 30A AGAINST
Bernard Lieder DFL 01B FOR
Leon Lillie DFL 55A FOR
Diane Loeffler DFL 59A AGAINST
Doug Magnus Republican 22A FOR
Paul Marquart DFL 09B FOR
Denny McNamara Republican 57B FOR
Doug Meslow Republican 53B FOR
Frank Moe DFL 04A FOR
Joe Mullery DFL 58A AGAINST
Mary Murphy DFL 06B FOR
Michael Nelson DFL 46A FOR
Peter Nelson Republican 17B FOR
Scott Newman Republican 18A AGAINST
Bud Nornes Republican 10A FOR
Mark Olson Republican 16B AGAINST
Mary Ellen Otremba DFL 11B AGAINST
Dennis Ozment Republican 37B FOR
Erik Paulsen Republican 42B AGAINST
Michael Paymar DFL 64B AGAINST
Gene Pelowski, Jr. DFL 31A FOR
Maxine Penas Republican 01A FOR
Joyce Peppin Republican 32A AGAINST
Aaron Peterson DFL 20A FOR
Neil W. Peterson Republican 41B FOR
Sandra Peterson DFL 45A AGAINST
Jeanne Poppe DFL 27B FOR
Duke Powell Republican 40A AGAINST
Tom Rukavina DFL 05A FOR
Connie Ruth Republican 26A FOR
Maria Ruud DFL 42A AGAINST
Brita Sailer DFL 02B FOR
Char Samuelson Republican 50B FOR
Bev Scalze DFL 54B FOR
Marty Seifert Republican 21A AGAINST
Anthony Sertich DFL 05B FOR
Dan Severson Republican 14A FOR
Katie Sieben DFL 57A FOR
Steve Simon DFL 44A FOR
Dean Simpson Republican 10B FOR
Nora Slawik DFL 55B FOR
Steve Smith Republican 33A AGAINST
Judy Soderstrom Republican 08B AGAINST
Loren Solberg DFL 03B FOR
Steve Sviggum Republican 28B FOR
Barb Sykora Republican 33B FOR
Cy Thao DFL 65A FOR
Paul Thissen DFL 63A FOR
Kathy Tingelstad Republican 49B FOR
Dean Urdahl Republican 18B FOR
Ray Vandeveer Republican 52A AGAINST
Jean Wagenius DFL 62B AGAINST
Neva Walker DFL 61B AGAINST
Lynn Wardlow Republican 38B FOR
Andy Welti DFL 30B FOR
Andrew Westerberg Republican 51A FOR
Torrey Westrom Republican 11A AGAINST
Tim Wilkin Republican 38A AGAINST
Kurt Zellers Republican 32B AGAINST

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House passes new stadium bill for Minnesota Twins (04/26/2006)

House Ways and Means Committee approval
April 24, 2006 (HF 2480)

Final approval by the House Ways and Means Committee sends the bill to the House floor.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Jim Abeler Republican 48B FOR
Ron Abrams Republican 43B AGAINST
Irv Anderson DFL 03A ABSTAINED
Michael Beard Republican 35A FOR
Fran Bradley Republican 29B FOR
Mark Buesgens Republican 35B AGAINST
Lyndon Carlson DFL 45B AGAINST
Karen Clark DFL 61A AGAINST
Jerry Dempsey Republican 28A FOR
Dan Dorman Republican 27A FOR
John Dorn DFL 23B FOR
Ron Erhardt Republican 41A AGAINST
Mindy Greiling DFL 54A AGAINST
Bob Gunther Republican 24A FOR
Rod Hamilton Republican 22B FOR
Bill Hilty DFL 08A FOR
Mary Liz Holberg Republican 36A AGAINST
Thomas Huntley DFL 07A FOR
Margaret Anderson Kelliher DFL 60A FOR
Karen Klinzing Republican 56B AGAINST
Jim Knoblach Republican 15A AGAINST
Philip Krinkie Republican 53A AGAINST
Dan Larson DFL 63B AGAINST
Carlos Mariani DFL 65B ABSTAINED
Denny McNamara Republican 57B FOR
Bud Nornes Republican 10A FOR
Mary Ellen Otremba DFL 11B ABSTAINED
Dennis Ozment Republican 37B ABSTAINED
Michael Paymar DFL 64B AGAINST
Tom Rukavina DFL 05A FOR
Connie Ruth Republican 26A FOR
Marty Seifert Republican 21A AGAINST
Steve Smith Republican 33A FOR
Loren Solberg DFL 03B FOR
Barb Sykora Republican 33B FOR
Ray Vandeveer Republican 52A AGAINST
Jean Wagenius DFL 62B AGAINST
Neva Walker DFL 61B AGAINST
House Ways and Means Committee passage
April 21, 2006 (HF 2480)

On a 15-to-13 vote, the Committee passed the Twin stadium bill, allowing Hennepin County to increase its sales tax to help pay for a new stadium for the Twins. The legislative approval was required since the county does not want to hold a referendum on the tax increase.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Ron Abrams Republican 43B AGAINST
Irv Anderson DFL 03A FOR
Joe Atkins DFL 39B FOR
Connie Bernardy DFL 51B AGAINST
Laura Brod Republican 25A FOR
Gregory M. Davids Republican 31B FOR
Jim Davnie DFL 62A AGAINST
Chris DeLaForest Republican 49A ABSTAINED
David Dill DFL 06A FOR
Dan Dorman Republican 27A FOR
Ron Erhardt Republican 41A AGAINST
Larry Howes Republican 04B AGAINST
Mike Jaros DFL 07B AGAINST
Jim Knoblach Republican 15A AGAINST
Lyle Koenen DFL 20B FOR
Paul Kohls Republican 34A AGAINST
Philip Krinkie Republican 53A AGAINST
Morrie Lanning Republican 09A FOR
Ann Lenczewski DFL 40B AGAINST
John Lesch DFL 66A FOR
Paul Marquart DFL 09B FOR
Joe Mullery DFL 58A AGAINST
Peter Nelson Republican 17B FOR
Tom Rukavina DFL 05A FOR
Katie Sieben DFL 57A FOR
Dean Simpson Republican 10B FOR
Ray Vandeveer Republican 52A AGAINST
Andrew Westerberg Republican 51A FOR
Kurt Zellers Republican 32B AGAINST

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Opponents unlikely to stop Twins stadium push (04/21/2006)

Senate State and Local Government Committee approval
April 3, 2006 (SF2297)

The approval of the bill came on a voice vote. A companion bill in the House is HF 2480

Result: Passed


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Senate committee approves Twins stadium plan, but hurdles await (04/03/2006)