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  Hut-hut, tax hike? Tax foes outnumber supporters at Minnesota hearing on Vikings stadium plan
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News DateFriday, September 30, 2011 02:35:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionNEW BRIGHTON, Minn. — Residents of a Minnesota county facing a local sales tax hike to help build a new, billion-dollar NFL stadium spoke out overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of letting them vote on the plan.

Most of the dozens who testified at a public hearing of the Ramsey County Charter Commission held near the suburban stadium site opposed the stadium tax proposal. The obscure panel holds the power to throw a major obstacle into the Vikings’ stadium dreams.

The commission could call a public vote on the proposed half-cent county sales tax to pay for a portion of the $1 billion stadium, which stadium supporters fear voters would reject and threaten the Vikings’ continued presence in Minnesota.
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