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Vikings Stadium Update: Gov. Mark Dayton Vetoes Tax Plan, Possibly Dooming Stadium Vote

A huge vote for another plan to get the Minnesota Vikings a new stadium is taking place on Monday, but Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton might have dealt it a blow when he struck down a GOP-crafted tax plan on Friday.

As reported by the Star Tribune, the bill was sent to Dayton on Thursday and had tax breaks for businesses but potential use of 'rainy day' money from the state, and Dayton struck it down quickly. Unfortunately for the Vikings, that probably won't sit well with the legislators who essentially told Dayton that the Stadium bill would be looked at a lot more favorably only if their tax bill passed:

The bill casts a shadow over an impending vote on a Minnesota Vikings stadium plan because some lawmakers suggested they would look more favorably on the stadium package if Dayton signed the tax plan.

Of course, we won't know for sure until the actual voting date rolls around, but at this point in the so far long and winding Stadium saga, any semblance of bad news is not a good thing.

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