Monday, March 25, 2013

Governor Dayton's Handling of Stadium Issue Merits Recall

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, one of the primary champions of the so-called "Peoples' Stadium" being built to house the Minnesota Vikings, today stated that he was unaware that self-interested parties were behind the fanciful estimates that e-pull tabs would generate sufficient revenue to cover the state's portion of the Vikings' stadium bill.

Governor Dayton's leadership on the stadium issue has been both harmful and embarrassing.  If he is being honest now regarding his knowledge of the source of the e-pull tab revenue estimates, he should be recalled for failure to undertake even rudimentary due diligence before championing the revenue stream as the primary funding mechanism for over $1 billion in debt.  If Governor Dayton is not being honest on the matter, he should recalled for that reason.

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