The following information was sent via e-mail on October 25, 2011 from Elaine Keefe, MLA/MEMO Lobbyist. Additional linked information included.
Note: Elaine would appreciate receiving copies of any responses from your legislators that you might receive. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also send them to Michael Scott, email@example.com, or to his attention at the SELCO office.
As you may have seen in media reports, legislators are considering raiding the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to pay for a new stadium for the Vikings. This is certainly not what the voters were told this money would be used for when they passed the Legacy Amendment in 2008. Raiding the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund for a stadium will reduce the funding available for arts and cultural programs throughout Minnesota, including those offered by libraries.
Minnesota Public Radio did a story on this issue on October 21, 2011.