Updated (3 p.m. Wednesday): The state Senate committee holding the first legislative hearing this year into a Minnesota Vikings stadium bill recessed just before 3 p.m. Wednesday without taking a vote on the proposed bill as scheduled. "More work to do," said committee chair Sen. Ray Vandeveer (R-Stillwater).
Update (2:45 p.m. Wednesday): One of Wolf's questions was about relying on revenues from electronic pulltab gaming to cover the state's financial obligation: "If not enough people gamble, what is the backup plan?"
The answer, from stadium bill author Julie Rosen (R-Fairmont), is an automatic, "blink-on" user fee, such as a scratch-off game or sports-memorabilia tax.
The committee hearing is now in overtime—past the scheduled 2:45 p.m. recess.
Original post (1 p.m. Wednesday): The first state Capitol hearing for the Minnesota Vikings stadium legislation is set for Wednesday, 1–2:45 p.m.
Sen. Pam Wolf (R-51), who represents a northeastern section of Fridley, is a member of the committee.
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