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Group Pushes Back Against Stadium Tax

Indirect Tax, ONESOURCE, Sales and Use Tax January 30, 2012

Commissioners in Ramsey County, MN have proposed a 3% countywide food and beverage tax to help fund part of a new football stadium in Arden Hills to the tune of $350 million.  However, an opposition group has begun to collect the necessary 15,000 signatures to put this question to the voters on Novembers ballot.  The group does not want to see public funding for sports facilities without the vote of the people, and if successful, the county charter will be amended to say just that.  The stadium’s total cost would be around $1.1 billion.