Welcome to the Daily Digest, where the Vikings stadium dominates local coverage, Europe has a plan to deal with Greece’s debt crisis, and Bachmann comes home for a fundraiser.
Legislators and religious groups are coming out against efforts to expand gambling to pay for the Vikings stadium.
It’s unlikely the House Taxes Committee will vote for any stadium proposal that includes a tax hike.
The Pioneer Press reports that electronic pull tabs could be a funding option.
Gov. Mark Dayton would not go so far as to endorse a GOP plan to use Legacy funds to pay for the stadium.
The Minnesota Historical Society is pushing back on using Legacy funding.
The PoliGraph finds Sen. John Marty’s claim claim about the cost of the Vikings stadium proposal accurate.
A five-panel judge heard arguments Wednesday about redrawing the state’s political boundaries.
Dayton was on Midday.
Dayton wants to invest as much as $100 million into local banks, but his plan got a lukewarm reception.
Jennifer Vogel, who reports for our Ground Level project, writes that budget restraints are causing Minnesota’s cities to fray at the edges.
A Ramsey County judge temporarily stops the state from cutting payments to care assistants.
Democrats on a special committee meant to tackle the deficit outlined a plan Wednesday similar to President Barack Obama’s.
Rep. John Kline criticized President Barack Obama’s new plan to reduce student loan payments for college students.
Kline is mentioned in this Bloomberg article about the advancement of a bill that would block the National Labor Relations Board from holding union elections quickly.
Lawmakers are mulling a tax holiday that could return$20 billion back to Minnesota, MPR reports.
GOP candidate Mitt Romney spoke with House Republicans, and they were impressed, according to Politico.
On the Campaign Trail
Rep. Michele Bachmann leads the pack of GOP presidential candidates in Minnesota’s money race.
Bachmann planned a town hall in Minneapolis for today, but has cancelled the event. A fundraiser is still on, though.
Bachmann filed her paperwork for the New Hampshire primary.
Eric Woolson, who was managing Bachmann’s communications in Iowa, will now be her campaign manager there.
A spokesman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry told Politico the candidate may not be at every debate.
Rep. Ron Paul has spent about $1 million on charter jets – more than any other candidate.