Vikings stadium bill fumbled in first committee hearing

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A Minnesota Senate committee took no action on a bill for a new Vikings stadium, putting it into jeopardy. The bill must pass at least one policy committee by this Friday for it to be considered in this session. If it doesn’t, exceptions will need to be made to the Senate rules.

The Minnesota Vikings will need to commit to a 40 year lease, not just 30 years, if the state is going to help pay for building a new stadium. That’s what a Senate committee essentially decided today during the first hearing on the Vikings stadium plan. Other than making that amendment, the committee took no action on the bill, laying it over for more discussion.

Click for full video of hearing on Vikings stadium.