The House Commerce committee floated a whole handful of trial balloons for fixing the new gambling that’s an essential piece of the Vikings stadium funding. Today’s ideas ranged from tax relief to giving bonus machines to the best-performing locations in Minnesota. “We’re not looking to roll the charities, we’re not looking to roll the tribes, Read more

What’s old is new again in the stadium debate at the Minnesota State Capitol. A proposal to tax sports memorabilia might be headed back towards a stadium deal, thanks to the House Taxes Committee chairwoman, Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington. She’s proposing a tax on licensed sportswear and other goods, including trading cards, photographs, autographed merchandise Read more

Listen: MPR’s Tim Nelson reports on the proposed funding fix It’ll likely be months before the Dayton administration decides whether to turn to the backup plans built into the Vikings stadium bill last year. The options include a 10 percent suite tax at the new stadium and “games based on stadium or professional sports themes” Read more