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Vikings Stadium Update: Kurt Zellers, House Speaker, Says He Cannot Support New Bill

The GOP lawmakers in Minnesota have taken their last-minute Vikings stadium plan off the table, while Gov. Mark Dayton has convinced to Republicans in both the House and Senate to agree to a vote on an older proposal, according to Rachel Stassen-Berger and Mike Kaszuba of The Star Tribune.

House Speaker Kurt Zellers said that they will take the vote even though he doesn't know that the plan -- which would use gambling revenue to pay for the state's share -- will pass and he personally "cannot" support it.

While securing a stadium deal has been Dayton's top priority during this legislative session, Republicans are eager to vote on a tax bill that was delayed earlier this week. According to at least one Republican senator, Dayton could help his cause by signing the tax bill into law.

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