Why It’s Fourth-and-Goal for Vikings Fans

May 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In case you’ve been living under a rock this past week, the Vikings stadium situation took a dire turn for the worst this week.
After a bipartisan group of Minnesota state legislators worked together to come up with a stadium financing plan that would rely almost exclusively on user-based taxes to finance building the $791 million stadium, the bill is in jeopardy of falling by the wayside only a few days later.
After passing the first committee it faced in a late night vote on Monday, the bill was defeated in its second House committee by a narrow margin on Tuesday. The Chairman of the House committee, Rep. Gene Pelowski, acted as though he were insulted that he even had to discuss the bill. 
Other committee members, such as Rep. Ryan Winkler, spent more time grilling the Vikings about their intention of moving the team, than they did discussing a solution to the stadium issue.
Only the night before, Rep. Mark Buesgens made it be known to the entire House...

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