The Daily Digest (Dayton pushes stadium, Bachmann works the refs, Tax Chair to release property tax plan)

The Vikings play the Packers tonight on Monday Night football. The game is being played in Green Bay.

Gov. Dayton is ramping up pressure to get a Vikings stadium built. In an op-ed in the Star Tribune, Dayton outlined how he thinks the stadium deal could get done.

Vikings ownership say their team contribution stands for Ramsey County only.

Vikings lobbyist Lester Bagley also said they believe the lease in the Metrodome ends at the end of this season.

The Star Tribune says some of the the Vikings total team contribution will come from other sources like the NFL.

The Star Tribune also profiles GOP House Speaker Kurt Zellers.

Under the Dome

House Tax Chair Greg Davids releases his property tax proposal for next session. The elimination of the Market Value Homestead Credit has been a big issue among lawmakers.

MPR says Minnesota’s state nurseries are phasing out their seedling program – a move directed by the Legislature.

Redistricting

The political parties are required to put forward their new maps by the end of the week.

Congress

The GOP co-chair of the debt panel say negotiations have been a “roller coaster ride.”

The New York Times says the committee may also defer on which revenues they will raise.

Expect DFL Rep. Tim Walz to talk a lot about this in the coming months – 60 Minutes takes a look at Congress trading on insider information. Walz has authored a bill to end the practice.

DFL Rep. Tim Walz also said on TPT’s Almanac that the farm subsidy programs are “difficult to defend” but said some sort of safety net needs to be in place.

President Obama dove into summit diplomacy over the weekend at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

The Obama Administration is expected to announce efforts to expand the health care workforce.

A Stillwater Bridge summit is scheduled for next week.

MPR says Congress is scrutinizing the skyrocketing cost of essential air service.

The PoliGraph says DFL Rep. Keith Ellison’s income claims are a mix of true and false.

GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack hasn’t taken a stand on whether a Duluth mail sorting facility should be closed.

European Debt Crisis

Italy named an economist to be interim prime minister.

Time is running short on the Euro.

Race for President

The New York Times takes a look at Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital.

Haley Barbour says Romney is not a “true front runner.”

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann’s appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Her campaign started working the refs over the weekend. Campaign staffers are complaining of bias in Saturday’s debate.

Bachmann also started taking aim at her GOP opponents. She created the website “No Surprises” to highlight how they aren’t true conservatives.

Republicans debated foreign policy at a Saturday debate.

The National Journal says the GOP field is taking a hard line and isolationist stance.

Bachmann said at the debate that waterboarding is effective and she would support it.

Bachmann also criticized the “Great Society” and said the country should be more like China.

Bachmann also said the stage is set for a worldwide nuclear war against Israel.

Bachmann added more Iowa staff.

She also said she’d beat former Penn State Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sanduscky “to a pulp” for his alleged actions.

Newt Gingrich has some momentum according to national polls.

Gingrich declined to take a swipe a Romney.

Some voters are reconsidering their support of Herman Cain.

  • Ralph Crammedin

    Bachmann said at the debate that waterboarding is effective and she would support it. Bachmann also criticized the “Great Society” and said the country should be more like China. Bachmann also said the stage is set for a worldwide nuclear war against Israel.

    Bachmann says more goofy stuff in a single night than most candidates can get away with in a whole campaign. I s’pose you gotta give her credit for a vivid imagination.