Vikings Stadium Vote Today 07 May 12

The Vikings stadium bill gets a crucial “up or down” vote on the House floor later today (MON). The bill needs 68 votes to pass, which could be a challenge as some Republicans are upset that Governor Dayton vetoed their business tax relief bill last week. The Governor says it’s not about who wins at the Capitol, it’s about who wins in Minnesota. Fans, lawmakers, union members and Vikings players assembled at organized rallies over the weekend to drum up support for a new stadium. The nearly one-billion dollar stadium plan calls for the Vikings to chip in $427-million. Almost $400-million would be generated by electronic pulltab revenue and the final $150-million would come out of taxpayers’ pockets.