In one day Governor Dayton's opinion of the new Republican stadium proposal shifted from a "hare-brained scheme" to an idea "worth considering." Dayton says he wants to find a solution to the Vikings stadium issue. Republicans, meanwhile, are still working to fill in the blanks on their plan while also convincing DFLers and the Vikings that it's viable. All this after lawmakers had hoped to adjourn.
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Dayton rejects GOP effort to tie stadium to business tax cut
A bill introduced by three Republican state senators ties a $300 state loan for a new Vikings stadium to a phase-out of business property taxes. They say it would generate more business contributions to a stadium effort. Gov. Mark Dayton says it would push up other kinds of property taxes and he will oppose it.
Dayton doubts latest plan to pay for Vikings stadium
Gov. Dayton said Monday that the latest proposal to cover the state's share of a new Vikings stadium would rely on a form of illegal gambling known as tip boards. "It doesn’t strike me at first glance as a viable option," he said at a Capitol press conference.
Dayton puts chances of stadium bill passing at fifty percent
The long-awaited stadium bill will be filed at the Capitol Monday, but the governor thinks it's as likely to fail as pass. Mark Dayton says opponents of a new Vikings stadium are more outspoken right now than supporters are.
Stadium supporters plan stepped-up campaign this week
Governor Dayton will lead a public rally at the Capitol and may hold similar events elsewhere around the state. In addition, thousands of construction union members will lobby the Minneapolis city council to support a $975 million Vikings stadium in the city.
Dayton optimistic Vikings stadium bill will pass
The governor plans to spend his weekend persuading lawmakers to vote in favor of the stadium proposal next week. Gov. Mark Dayton told the Pioneer Press he predicts both chambers of the Legislature will approve the bill by a single vote. He said, "I've always thought it would pass by one vote."
Gov. Dayton 'very confident' Vikings stadium will get Super Bowl
A week after the stadium vote, Gov. Mark Dayton is still on record saying the Vikings have a reasonable chance at luring the Super Bowl back to Minnesota. Dayton told the Pioneer Press he helped then-governor Perpich land the 1992 game and says he’ll do whatever he can to make it happen again.
Legislative session extends into May
State lawmakers were unable to meet their self-imposed adjournment deadline of April 30th. Republican leaders are still negotiating three major pieces of business with Democratic Governor Mark Dayton: a package of tax cuts, a list of state-funded construction projects, and a plan for a new Vikings stadium. The Legislature is not required to adjourn until May 21st.
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