Rep. King Banaian, R-St. Cloud, who is a professor at St. Cloud State University, was quoted today in a New York Times story about the Vikings stadium:

“We have to ask whether this is really a good use of the money,” said King Banaian, one of more than 30 Republicans to join Minnesota’s House of Representatives this year and a professor who teaches sports economics at St. Cloud State University. “Should we be supporting a new stadium over higher education? It’s simply not a priority. These deals are, by and large, giveaways to millionaires and billionaires.”