Stadium talk at the Capitol

  • Updated: May 2, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Some Republican legislators are quietly shopping around a new Minnesota Vikings stadium proposal that would eliminate the roof, at least in the short term, and potentially shrink the state’s financial stake. Under the proposal, the state’s contribution – something below the current $400 million -- could get lumped in with a larger bonding bill that would pay for repair of roads, bridges and buildings, including restoration of the Capitol. The plan would leave all other components of the existing plan intact. Senate stadium bill sponsor, Sen. Julie Rosen, said she only heard the details this morning and stressed that this is not a new stadium agreement. “It’s a thought,” said Rosen, R-Fairmont. “It hasn’t been properly vetted through all the channels, but it’s worth taking a look at.” Rosen said she remains adamant that the new stadium have a roof, either retractable or permanent. DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, a leading force for a new stadium, summoned journalists to his office to blast the idea. He called it an end-of-session "gimmick" that "doesn't make sense in a rational or viable way." Dayton said he was upset Republicans tried to negotiate with the team secretly, not telling his administration even as they met to cut a session-ending global deal on tax breaks, bonding and the stadium. "It's cynical, underhanded politics," Dayton said.

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