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Pulltabs’ cash lag no problem, for now

The fiscal news about electronic pulltabs was tucked away on Page 15 of the state’s November economic forecast. In two plainspoken paragraphs, the document’s authors noted that the devices, slated to generate the state’s $348 million portion of funding for a new Vikings stadium, had taken in only about half of the money projected by this point.

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Dayton appoints House DFL staffer Jaime Tincher as legislative liaison

Tincher, who currently serves as the director of caucus and legislative services for the House DFL, has accepted a job as Dayton's deputy chief of staff for policy and legislative affairs. Tincher replaces Michele Kelm-Helgen, who was a critical figure in the passage of a bill to build a new Vikings stadium and has since been appointed chairwoman of the newly-formed stadium authority.

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