Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is following in the flip-flopping footsteps of noted flip-floppers like John Kerry and Mitt Romney. (I specifically picked one from each party.)
After calling a 13th-hour plan from Minnesota Republicans a “fiasco” and “offensive” and “harebrained” and a “switcheroo,” Governor Mark Dayton (a Democrat) has agreed to consider it.
“It is absolutely worth pursuing. . . . Whether there is any viability, I can’t say,” Dayton said Wednesday, according to the Alexandria (Minn.) Echo Press.
Aiding the effort is the decision of Republicans to put a roof on the structure. Earlier in the week, the new proposal called for an open-air facility.
The new proposal would also fundamentally alter the formula for funding the state’s contribution, steering clear from gambling and tying fees and charges to those who will use the building.
The Vikings previously have said that it’s too late to change the proposal. Now that Dayton is changing his tune, we’ll see whether the Vikings likewise change their minds.