The Minnesota Senate Finance Committee voted 9-5 Wednesday afternoon to pass the Minnesota Vikings stadium bill without recommendation forward to the Taxes Committee.
(Original post): The Senate Finances Committee is in the midst of debating the Vikings Stadium bill this morning (Wednesday).
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Both the Senate and House are hoping to vote on the stadium by Friday, if it clears committees.
Rep. Mindy Greiling, DFL-Roseville, told Roseville Patch last Friday, "I do not plan to vote for any stadium plan, because they all use state dollars and we owe our schools $3 billion and have an ongoing deficit, not to mention all the other higher funding priorities."
Meanwhile Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, has been a long-time opponent of public subsidies for building new stadiums. He recently offered a bi-partisan plan that would essentially sell the Metrodome site to the Vikings for a $1 in exchange for the football team spending its own money to build a new stadium there. However, that plan has not gotten any traction.