Planners for a new Vikings stadium may have come up with a solution for one part of the financing puzzle — one that improves the stadium’s opportunities in the bond market but also may threaten new skirmishes at the Legislature.Read More »
A bi-partisan group of 31 legislators sent a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday urging him to raise funds for a Minnesota Vikings stadium by allowing full-fledged casinos at the state's two horse racing tracks. It was signed by 27 Republicans and 4 DFlers.Read More »
Jeff Hilger describes himself as first and foremost a horse guy. He owns a sprawling farm in Stillwater where he breeds thoroughbreds. He has also worked in the corporate world. One thing Hilger’s a bit low on is political experience.
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Gov. Mark Dayton’s crusade to get a Minnesota Vikings stadium bill passed before Thanksgiving has been turned on its head by a series of objections from legislators about the financing of the project and the timeline for a special session.
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As Gov. Mark Dayton’s self-imposed deadline of Nov. 7 to announce a stadium proposal draws close, there’s growing sentiment that he is seriously weighing whether to cover the state’s share of the project with revenue from electronic pulltabs.
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The group has hired a new lead lobbyist and will be called the Racino Now/Equine Development Coalition, as they try to highlight racino's benefits to the horse and agriculture industry over gambling in the 2012 session.Read More »
Responding to potential proposals for new casinos and racinos that would finance a Minnesota Vikings stadium, a group of legislators from both parties spoke this morning against expansion of gambling in Minnesota.Read More »
A lot of things are changing for Dick Day. The former Senate Republican minority leader made a legislative career out of supporting slot machines at racetracks — better known as racino — during his 19 years in the chamber.
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A steady downpour didn’t keep Indian gambling workers from flocking outside the state Capitol in St. Paul last April. At least 1,500 people gathered outside on the building’s steps, some arriving by the busload from reservations hours away. Clad in raincoats and shielded by a canopy of umbrellas, workers thrust signs into the air that read, “Rural jobs count too” and “Don’t gamble with my job!”
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