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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Sen. Julie Rosen stepped outside of the Senate Tax Committee late Friday evening, April 27 after witnessing her Vikings stadium bill sent to the Senate floor. Rosen, for just clearing likely the last committee hurdle her high-profile bill needs to clear, was less t...Read More
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Hope for a Vikings stadium deal this legislative session waxed and waned this week, the result of irresolute or ornery legislators who seem to reflect the conflicted views of their constituents. But the rush to assemble a stadium funding package did expose a problem that deserves fixing, with or wit...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Some 760 pounds of persuasion visited the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 25, to make a sales pitch for a new Vikings’ stadium. Accompanied by Vikings’ officials, Vikings’ star running back Adrian Peterson, linebacker Chad Greenway, and center John Sullivan...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Enter racino. The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, April 25, passed a Vikings’ stadium bill, but not before lawmakers amended it to include racino in the bill’s arsenal of gambling revenue generators. Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, saw his racino amen...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Senate Vikings’ stadium bill cleared another committee today (Tuesday, April 24), edging the stadium initiative closer to anticipated up-or-down votes on the Republican House and Senate floors. Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, saw her stadium legislation clear t...Read More
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Local lawmaker questions projected gambling revenue figures by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Vikings’ stadium bill is moving to the House floor for the first time. The House Ways and Means Committee Monday, April 23, blew a breath of life into the stalled Vikings’ stadium initiative in the...Read More
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