The dust from the stadium unveiling is still settling in Minneapolis. Here’s a roundup of what’s been going on: Capitol watchers eye gubernatorial bid by stadium bill author The political cognoscenti that sat down with Kerri Miller for her Friday Roundtable on the Daily Circuit say they think Fairmont GOP senator Julie Rosen might be a Read more

Fans, neighbors and others can get an up-close look at the impact the new “multi-purpose” stadium will have on the east end of downtown Minneapolis tonight. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is hosting an open house to talk about its draft Environmental Impact Statement, a 389-page summary of the legal, environmental and historical situation that Read more

So long electronic gambling taxes, hello cigarette taxes and additional corporate income taxes. That’s Governor Mark Dayton’s plan to close the revenue gap in the Vikings stadium financing plan. The tax earmarks were laid out  today  by revenue commissioner Myron Frans in a House-Senate Tax Conference Committee, to be included in this session’s omnibus tax Read more

The plan to boost Vikings stadium-bound revenue likely won’t include a sports memorabilia tax.  That proposal appears dead. Supporter of the memorabilia proposal House Taxes chair Ann Lenczewski announced at a conference committee meeting that she’d opted to back the governor’s so-called “secret” plan to make up for the shortfall in gambling tax revenues. Electronic Read more