Stadium Bill Signing Today 14 May 12

Today (MON) will be a big day at the Capitol for Vikings fans – as Governor Dayton signs the stadium bill into law. Dayton has been 1 of the biggest cheerleaders for the new $975-million project, which won final legislative approval Thursday after years of failed attempts. The legislation commits the state to raising $348-million by allowing electronic pull-tabs and bingo in bars and restaurants. There are also backup funding measures such as a lottery game and luxury suite taxes. Dayton plans to sign the bill at a noon ceremony at the Capitol. Minnesota Vikings owners, bill authors and leaders from the labor and business community will be on hand.