Senate rejects bid to deny public assistance to Super Bowl

Published 10:06 am Tuesday, May 5, 2015

ST. PAUL (AP) — Minnesota senators won’t pull back from public assistance offerings for the 2018 Super Bowl in Minnesota.

In a pair of votes Monday, the Senate rejected attempts to bar use of public dollars toward football’s premier event and to repeal a sales tax exemption on Super Bowl tickets. The exemption was on the books since Minnesota hosted the 1992 game.

A tax bill advancing at the Capitol lets the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority reroute $2.7 million to cover some game-related costs.

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