Dayton on stadium bill: Numbers are good, please pass it
March 14, 2012 — 3:29pm
As a Minnesota Senate committee prepared to put the Vikings stadium bill to its first test, Gov. Mark Dayton wrote to lawmakers to assure them the measure had his full support.
"Let me be very clear that I fully support SF 2391 proposed financing plan for the stadium," the DFL Dayton said in a letter to the Senate committee chair and other lawmakers. "Anyone who says otherwise is speaking without my authorization and is seriously misrepresenting my position. Furthermore, everyone trying to dismantle this proposal, without offering a better one, is clearly trying to defeat the bill."
The letter came as there was uncertainty as to whether the bill had enough vote to pass the Local Government and Elections Committee, where it will be heard Wednesday afternoon.
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