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Election day

In the NY Sun, Evan Weiner has a nice discussion of the key sports referenda to be voted on Tuesday. The package for a new basketball arena in Sacramento is trailing in the polls. In Seattle, a group called "Citizens for More Important Things" is behind ballot initiative I-91, which would require public funding of stadium projects to earn a positive rate of return, exclusive of any intangible or non-monetary benefits to the city.

Some politicians are skeptical that I-91 will change the stadium funding game. But it does represent a new approach to the problem. I-91 is a quasi-constitutional fix which addresses a well-documented weakness in the democratic process. I'll be watching for that result come Wednesday.