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Sen. Housley Appointed to Commission Overseeing Construction of New Vikings Stadium

Sen. Karin Housley, who is serving in in her first term in Minnesota State Senate 39, has been appointed to the newly-created Legislative Commission on Minnesota Sports Facilities.

Editor’s Note: The following is a news release from Sen. Karin Housley (R-St. Mary's Point). Housley represents the Stillwater area in the new Minnesota Senate District 39.

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Sen. Karin Housley will serve on the legislative commission overseeing the construction of the new Vikings stadium.

Housley, who is in her first term in the Minnesota State Senate, has been appointed to the newly-created Legislative Commission on Minnesota Sports Facilities.

The commission was established as a part of the legislative stadium agreement reached at the Capitol last year.

According to Minnesota Statutes, the commission reviews "the overall work and role” of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which manages the state’s stadium operations, and provides “financial oversight of the authority."

“The Legislative Commission on Minnesota Sports Facilities provides additional oversight throughout the stadium-building process,” Housley stated. “It’s important that taxpayers are protected from cost overruns and other unforeseen building expenses. The commission will help assure Minnesotans that the stadium is well-built without wasteful or unnecessary spending.”

Housley is one of twelve legislators from around the state appointed to the commission.

Housley welcomes comments and questions and can be reached by telephone at (651)296-4351, by mail at 21 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155, or via e-mail at sen.karin.housley@senate.mn

Susan January 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM
I think we need some fiscal hawks (if this is her goal) overseeing this, and I hope she makes them account for every single tax payer penny. Good for her on this one!
Tommy Jones January 31, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Skol Vikings! Haters gonna hate
Susan January 31, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Haters?
Markus February 03, 2013 at 12:53 AM
"The commission will help assure Minnesotans that the stadium is well-built without wasteful or unnecessary spending.” This would be funny if it wasn't so sad. The entire concept of building a taxpayer funded stadium for millionaires and billionaires should be viewed as wasteful and unnecessary. What a score for the high end moochers.
Randy Marsh February 03, 2013 at 02:28 AM
The taxpayers are actually spending more for a new bridge that will serve far fewer people than they are for this stadium. I can't decide which is a bigger abomination. Either way, the drunken cheeseheads seem to win out on both accounts.
Susan February 03, 2013 at 03:19 AM
Who would have thought the three of us could agree on something.

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