House to vote on Vikings stadium todayMinnesota News
-- The Vikings stadium bill gets a crucial "up or down" vote on the House floor later today.
ST. PAUL -- The Vikings stadium bill gets a crucial "up or down" vote on the House floor later today. The bill needs 68 votes to pass, which could be a challenge as some Republicans are upset that Governor Dayton vetoed their business tax relief bill last week. There could be a last-minute changes made to the bill during debate, which could push the vote into late evening. Fans, lawmakers, union members and Vikings players assembled at organized rallies over the weekend to drum up support for a new stadium. The nearly one-billion dollar stadium plan calls for the Vikings to chip in 427-million dollars. Almost 400-million would be generated by electronic pulltab revenue and the final 150-million dollars would come out of taxpayers' pockets.