A plan for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium is holding up the legislative session, Minn. Gov. Mark Dayton says. Via Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities:
Republicans had wanted to finish the legislative session by Monday. But the session doesn't have to adjourn until well into next month, and House Speaker Kurt Zellers said over the weekend he was willing to go past Monday if progress was being made.
The Vikings have asked the state of Minnesota for nearly $400 million and the city of Minneapolis for $150 million to build a new stadium. Dayton has lobbied for the stadium project to stand on its own, but Republican lawmakers want to attach it to a deal that includes a tax bill and statewide construction projects.
If the Vikings cannot come to an agreement on plan soon, the team will likely move to a new city--with Los Angeles being the prime candidate.