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April 22, 2009 4:25 PM

Opposition to Husky Stadium aid taking to the sky

Posted by Jennifer Sullivan

Rich Roesler/The Spokesman-Review

A message in the sky.

The rumble of a low-flying airplane turned heads outside the Capitol dome today when a someone took to the sky to oppose a measure that would divvy up King County taxes and potentially help pay to renovate Husky Stadium.

Senate Bill 6116, sponsored by Seattle Democratic Sens. Ed Murray and Jeanne Kohl-Welles, would help pay for an expansion of KeyArena and projects at Safeco Field, as well as provide money for King County arts groups, youth sports, tourism promotion and other things -- possibly including Husky Stadium.

While the stadium is not named in the bill, the flying banner zeroed in on the project with the message: "No Husky Stadiums Bailout Tax."

It's unclear who is behind the banner, but here is a link to reporter Jim Brunner's blog item Tuesday about the bill.

To see more photos of today's protester check out Spokesman-Review reporter Richard Roesler's Eye on Olympia blog.

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