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PI.com: House Extends Stadium Taxes

By Josh Feit March 5, 2011

State Rep. Tina Orwall's (D-33, Des Moines) bill to extend the Safeco Field, Qwest Field, and Kingdome (yes Kingdome) taxes for an expanded convention center, workforce housing, and arts funding passed the house yesterday.

The PI.com has the story.

We reported on the bill in Fizz a week ago when it came with talk of money for an NBA stadium in Bellevue. The bill explicitly forbids that now.

Dreams to get the NBA to set up in Bellevue apparently fizzled when the attendance at New Orleans Hornets games—the team the NBA was thinking of sending our way—started ticking up.

 
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