Welcome to the Daily Digest, where Dayton weighs competing plans for the Vikings stadium, a donation from Bachmann’s leadership PAC could violate campaign finance rules, and markets rally with news of a plan to deal with Greece’s debt.
Today, Gov. Mark Dayton will meet with legislative leaders to discuss the Vikings stadium. He’ll be on TPT’s Almanac tonight.
Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak introduced a new stadium plan that includes a citywide sales tax or casino revenue. It’s one among many plans that Dayton is weighing.
But a bipartisan group of lawmakers say they oppose gambling revenue to pay for the Vikings stadium.
Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch said she would consider using money from the state’s Legacy fund for a Vikings stadium.
Minnesota’s housing agency is considering new programs for those who need help with their mortgages.
Dayton will appoint state Sen. Larry Pogemiller to run the Office of Higher Education, MPR reports.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t endorse cuts to Medicare and Social Security suggested by Democrats on a committee to come up with deficit reduction.
DLF Reps. Collin Peterson and Tim Walz have signed a letter urging that committee to agree to a mix of tax increases and spending cuts.
Markets around the world rallied yesterday after European leaders announced a plan to deal with Greece’s debt.
Money and Politics
A donation made from Rep. Michele Bachmann’s leadership PAC to the Polk County GOP may violate campaign finance rules.
President Barack Obama said he wouldn’t take money from lobbyists. But some of his fundraisers have are involved in lobbying, the New York Times reports
Lobbyists are playing an major role in Republican fundraising this election cycle, the Washington Post writes.
On the Campaign Trail
Bachmann criticized a new administration plan to help students with loan debt, saying it was an “abuse of power.”
A conservative leader calls for Bachmann to exit the race.
Bachmann hosted a fundraiser in Minneapolis last night.
Obama will dined with four donors, a Minnesotan among them.
The New York Times talks to former Herman Cain staffers who say he hasn’t managed his campaign well.