Minnesota lawmakers quickly bolted for home after spending almost four months sparring over thousands of bills they introduced, debated and mostly shelved.
Republican Rep. Morrie Lanning, the Viking stadium bill’s author in the House, told WCCO’s Chad Hartman that there were “dark days” and that the bill almost didn’t happen.
A 26-year veteran lawmaker known for his impassioned speeches and irreverent, borderline uncouth remarks is retiring from the Minnesota House.
Now that the Minnesota Vikings will get their new stadium, the worrying can begin over a gambling expansion designed to pay the state’s share of the $975 million project.
Among the more controversial statements on the stadium all week was one made by House Speaker Kurt Zellers on KFAN radio where he said he hoped the stadium bill passed but he planned to vote against it.
It’s a fourth-and-long situation just two days before a Minnesota House vote on a new stadium agreement.
Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton wasted no time Friday vetoing a Republican-crafted tax plan sent to him the night before that contained breaks for businesses but would have taken money from the state’s rainy day reserves.
Mayor R.T. Rybak is among those calling for a vote on the stadium bill.
Monday has long been circled on the Minnesota Legislature’s calendar as the final day. Now Republican leaders are giving themselves more wiggle room.
Fans decked out in purple and gold are roaming Minnesota’s Capitol in hopes that the House debates and votes on the $1 billion Vikings stadium bill.
The Minnesota Vikings are facing a daunting deadline at the state Capitol this week, but they are putting on a blitz to pass the stadium bill.
According to the Minnesota Vikings, this week is do or die as far as getting a new stadium bill passed.
There’s a lot of drama surrounding a potential Vikings stadium — and the future of Minnesota’s NFL team.
The Minnesota Vikings faced a high hurdle Monday in the bid for a taxpayer subsidy to build a new football stadium, as members of a state House committee raised questions and criticism about the plan.
State lawmakers will have to hit the ground running to end this session on the proposed end time. Another House committee will take up the Vikings Stadium bill at 6 p.m. Monday.