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Wait ’til next year for local projects

Scaled-back bonding bill leaves Marshall looking to ’14 for state funding for sports complex, MERIT Center

May 21, 2013

MARSHALL — Time to dust off the drawing board for the regional amateur sports complex and MERIT Center....

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OIIOHH

May-21-13 10:43 PM

Beggars can't be choosers.

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blasphemer

May-23-13 9:44 AM

The state should not be providing one red cent for this boondoggle...and neither should I.

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idunno

May-23-13 10:50 AM

If only we could tell the State where to spend our red cents. Problem is they will spend them and a bunch of them all over the state so why not have some of it come our way. This years session should have convinced everyone decisions don't always seem to be common cents oriented.

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blasphemer

May-24-13 10:22 AM

idunno, Maybe because when it comes "our way" we tend to spend it on useless projects like the "sports center" and the bridge to nowhere. I would be "more than happy" if the bonding money and local sales tax went something worthwhile, like fixing the embarrassing streets in this town. Marshall "really" needs to get its' priorities straight.

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westline

May-24-13 10:06 PM

So, if these projects are not going to happen, can we reverse this extra tax? Why do we need to tax everyone, including outsiders, to fund the pet projects of the few?

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westline

May-24-13 10:07 PM

So, if these projects are not going to happen, can we reverse this extra tax? Why do we need to tax everyone, including outsiders, to fund the pet projects of the few?

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56two58

May-25-13 6:24 PM

The projects are going to proceed - the bonding money was an additional funding source that would have allowed for more items to be included or could have reduced the length of the local tax.

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56two58

May-25-13 6:28 PM

Also, the Legislature is going to tax us and use this money. Until that changes, it's time for all of us to ensure SWMN gets some.

Did you know the Lighttrail project is estimated to cost $920 million. They'll cost $56 million per year in operating costs! Despite only costing a buck or two to ride, the actual cost is more like $4 - so 75% subsidized.

That's part your tax money going there! You can call the projects in our area a waste and keep shipping your money to the Twin Cities if you prefer.

I think sports complexes are wonderful for our youth and think we should get our fair share of tax dollars in SWMN.

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