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Casino for Vikings Stadium in Minnesota?

A Minnesota Casino Revenues for Vikings Stadium Amendment (2010) may appear on the 2010 ballot in Minnesota. The measure has been proposed by Tom Hackbarth, a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. His idea is to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot, which would allow a casino in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The tax revenues generated through that casino would then go to pay for a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.[1]

Berglin proposes health care funding amendment for ballot

Sen. Linda Berglin, DFL-Minneapolis, has introduced S.F. 3835, a bill that would place on the November 2008 ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that says, "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to dedicate the proceeds of the MinnesotaCare provider tax to increase access to affordable health care for Minnesotans?" The amendment would bar all transfers from the Health Care Access Fund (HCAF) not intended to support MinnesotaCare, the health plan that HCAF funds.[2]

Ramsey County won't vote on electing sheriffs

Members of the appointed 17-member Ramsey County Charter Commission voted on May 6 not to place a question on the November ballot in Ramsey County that would have chosen whether or not future sheriffs of the county should be elected or appointed. [3]