Vikings Stadium Bill
A new plan for paying off Minnesota Vikings stadium debate is about to surface at the state Capitol as the legislative session nears its conclusion. Leaders of a House-Senate committee crafting a wider-ranging tax bill alluded to the new proposal while trading offers on Wednesday.
We’ll get a better idea today of whether Minneapolis City Council members are ready to approve the Vikings stadium plan.
About 55 percent of Minneapolis residents surveyed said they were opposed to using taxes to help fund a new Vikings stadium, according to the Taxpayers League of Minnesota.
Gary Schiff of the Minneapolis City Council has made it very clear he’s against the current bill for a new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis.
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.
After the Minnesota House approved a revised stadium bill on a 41-30 vote following several hours of negotiations, the Minnesota Senate passed the bill Thursday afternoon by a 36-30 margin.
The Minnesota Vikings’ pursuit of a $975 million stadium went to the floor of the state Senate on Thursday and even opponents predicted it would clear its final hurdle.
A former Minnesota Governor is taking issue with the closed-door talks that produced the final Vikings stadium package.
A reworked Minnesota Vikings stadium bill that passed the state House early Thursday has the team paying $477 million, significantly more than the owners previously said they would contribute.
The Minnesota Senate voted in favor of the new stadium –- 38 to 28 — just before midnight after debating for 11 hours on Tuesday.
The Minnesota House is putting a negotiated Vikings stadium deal in doubt.
In a Minnesota Capitol struck with stadium fever, other work stands between legislators and their session finish line.
Minnesota lawmakers are taking a day off as they prepare for a flurry of activity at the start of next week.
The Minnesota Senate’s top Republican says a financing plan for a new Vikings stadium won’t be part of a construction projects package.
Lawmakers sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill on Thursday that would freeze state property taxes for Minnesota businesses, a top priority for Republicans who control the Legislature but a plan that’s likely to meet the Democratic governor’s veto.
The rocky road towards a Vikings stadium deal took another unexpected turn on Tuesday with a new plan from Republicans and strong rhetoric from Governor Mark Dayton.
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.
If any of you are geeky enough to have followed the debate in the Senate Tax Committee on the Vikings stadium bill, you know how very fragile the proposal is.
In football terms, you could call it ‘fourth and long’ when it comes to lawmakers approving a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.
It was a day of twists and turns for the Vikings stadium at the Capitol on Wednesday. The bill got a going over by the Senate Finance Committee, and some star Vikings players made their own push for a new stadium to play in.
With a less than a week left in the session, the clock is running out for lawmakers to push the Vikings stadium bill through.
A statewide poll released Friday at the State Capitol shows that nearly two-thirds of Minnesotans are in favor of a Vikings stadium that would be funded in part by gambling revenues and built on the current Metrodome site.
The Vikings stadium bill is ready for prime time, and Gov. Mark Dayton is already promoting it.
Stadium supporters promise a windfall from electronic pull tabs and bingo, but there’s not a lot of evidence to support that.
The bill will likely go to lawmakers next week. It puts the new stadium in the same space as the Metrodome. Governor Mark Dayton called it “The People’s Stadium” on Thursday.