Using arts and culture money to build a stadium

Funding for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium is currently being discussed, and among the possibilities is to use a portion of Minnesota’s Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment.

Dayton on stadium: ‘No breakthrough moment’ | Minnesota Public Radio News.

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 19.75% of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund will be “spent only for arts, arts education, and arts access, and to preserve Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage (approximately $48 million in FY 2010 and $54.5 million in FY 2011).”

And so, I bristle at the following:

“[Republican House Speaker Kurt] Zellers, who insisted he was neutral on the measure, said it’s important to note that supporters of using Legacy dollars only want to tap money from the arts and cultural heritage portion, and not the outdoors parts of the fund.” All Things Considered, 10/28/2011, 5:20 p.m.