Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Minnesota Legacy Fund & the Minnesota Vikings

Dear Minnesota Lawmakers,

The voters approved the Legacy Fund to "protect drinking water sources; to protect, enhance, and restore wetlands, prairies, forests, and fish, game, and wildlife habitat; to preserve arts and cultural heritage; to support parks and trails; and to protect, enhance, and restore lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater."

It is beyond a stretch to think that a private corporation such as the Minnesota Vikings could be included in this definition.

It would be a violation of the amendment, as approved by voters, to divert funds to a project that will benefit a small sector of the population.

It is furthermore a violation of the public trust to be diverting any public money to private interests such as sports franchises.

If you want to waste public money on a stadium, let the voters weigh-in.



Minnesota Legacy Fund

Minnesota Historical Society's page to take action

Art Rolnick MPR op-ed on Early Childhood Education or Stadium

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