The Minnesota Legislature apparently intends to take up the issue of a new stadium for the Vikings after working out a new budget for the state. But with the budget process consuming plenty of time in the part-time legislative body’s schedule, there may not be enough time to get a stadium deal done.
As a result, Governor Mark Dayton thinks it’s time to get to work on a stadium deal.
Per the Associated Press, Dayton said on Wednesday that the stadium project is a a “separate standalone matter for the Legislature to consider.” And he doesn’t want the Legislature to stand around and wait to act.
“Get it completed, I’ll sign it,” Dayton said. “Yes. Get it done. Get people to work.”
The legislative session ends on May 23.