With a Republican-set target for ending the legislative session less than a week away, lawmakers are scurrying to hear a proposal to use public money to build a stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.
The Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Committee adds several amendments and sends it without recommendation to the Senate Finance Committee.
Last night a House Committee advanced the stadium bill without giving it a recommendation. However, the committee amended it to require it be built with steel made from Minnesota iron ore. Minnesota made was good, but Minnesota owned was not. The committee rejected an amendment to require some public ownership of the Vikings. A team representative said NFL bylaws do not allow that.