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Senate Democrats add full Capitol restoration project to tax bill

FL Sen. Ann Rest offered an amendment to the omnibus Senate tax bill on Wednesday that would pay cash for the $203 million remaining on repairs to the more than 100-year-old building, as well as allow the state to enter a lease-to-purchase agreement to construct a new office building near the Capitol. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk said he didn't want to see the project, a priority for all four legilsative caucuses and Gov. Mark Dayton, held hostage in end-of-session negotiations.

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Vikings bill passes Taxes committee by a single vote

The Senate Taxes Committee passed the Minnesota Vikings stadium bill 7-6 after an intense hearing that lasted well into Friday evening. The panel removed the racino provision from an earlier committee that was believed to have put the bill in jeopardy. The stadium legislation is now on the floor of both the House and Senate.

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