From the Fine Folks over at Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton confirmed Wednesday morning that he's willing to call lawmakers back for a special session on a Vikings stadium bill.
The governor said the current plan "was not ready to be brought forward" after being introduced in April. He said he wasn't happy with the financing, and worried that revenues pledged to pay back state bonds might not be sufficient.
He's offered to borrow $300 million for a new Vikings stadium. The plans currently call for that to be paid for with a mix of sales taxes on sports memorabilia, lottery proceeds, stadium fees and satellite television taxes.
"If it gets ready, when it gets ready, if it's a good deal for the people of Minnesota, it builds a people's stadium, then I'll seriously consider calling a special session if there's still a gap in time until the next regular session," Dayton said. "But we'll have to see. It takes every partner to make this deal happen, and that hasn't occurred yet."
Dayton flip flops more than John Kerry, but this is Great news!
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