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March 30, 2006

Quick News Flash!

I don't have time for a proper entry right now, but a little birdy has told me that the Twins stadium bill may be heard for the first time in the Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee on Monday, April 3. Yes, this Monday. There are a couple of things to note about this development. First of all, there still isn't an agreement yet between the Twins and Hennepin County for 2006, so this committee will be debating the merits of the 2005 bill. Secondly, isn't it interesting that a Senate committee is the first to put a ballpark bill on the agenda? Again, it makes me wish the Senate was the only legislative body in this state, and also it is obvious they have time to consider this measure because the Senate has already passed its version of the bonding bill.

Of course, come Monday this could all fall through, but I am pretty confident "baby steps" are currently being taken to get the Hennepin County plan a hearing in the hallowed halls of the capitol. Good news indeed.

Posted by snackeru at March 30, 2006 7:46 AM | Stadiums 2006


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