View Full Version : Blanchette's Got a Dandy Today - Funding Husky Stadium Renovation

01-19-2008, 11:46 AM
Huskies' taxing request (http://www.spokesmanreview.com/sports/story.asp?ID=228476&page=all)

John Blanchette
The Spokesman-Review
January 19, 2008

Forgive us for even thinking such a thing, but where the hell is Tim Eyman when you actually need him?

Shouldn't Tax Cap Tim be riding to our rescue right about now now that the University of Washington has decided it should be allowed to help itself to $150 million in taxpayer money to fund the renovation of its crumbling hulk of a football stadium.

And you thought the panhandling in the U-district was confined to the Ave.

It is hard to decide which is in fuller bloom the chutzpah of UW's administration in plunging their mitts into our trousers or the cluelessness of our elected leaders for apparently being so eager to turn our pockets whites-out. So you make the call.

It that link brings up the subscription page, you should be able to get in the back door by following the link here (http://www.spokesmanreview.com/blogs/sportslink/archive/?postID=6916).

01-19-2008, 09:42 PM
That is unreal the state can't afford to fund the north south highway but we can fund a rebuild of huskie stadium? If this goes through I will be furious!!

01-28-2008, 02:30 PM
Don't know if anyone east of the Cascades would pay for the renovation unless they visited the Seattle area. I think the money would come primarily from King County by extending the current taxes on hotels, cabs and the like, used to fund Safeco and Quest- the same ### the Sonic's have eyed.