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Vikings remain optimistic stadium deal will be finalized

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  1. purplekoolaid1 says: May 8, 2012 3:22 PM

    And I’m optimistic that I won’t be wearing a toupee like you by the time I’m your age.

  2. ickky says: May 8, 2012 3:27 PM

    Skol Vikings!!!

  3. skoobyfl says: May 8, 2012 3:28 PM

    MN Vikings they’ll remain, congrats.

  4. veence69 says: May 8, 2012 3:29 PM

    Passive-Aggressive. It’s the way it’s done in Minny.

  5. veence69 says: May 8, 2012 3:32 PM

    Who was the Rep. that lead off this video..? You don’t know? Didn’t bother to find out? THAT’S why you’re PFT.

  6. iplaybad says: May 8, 2012 3:39 PM

    The house version was very reasonable, especially the ROI the state would get in that scenario. But, the NFL holds the cards. Hopefully the reps in MN will get at least a $50mm bump from the Vikes so they’re not buried by this project!

  7. skinningcats says: May 8, 2012 3:43 PM

    “So there are still several hurdles. But on Monday night, the biggest one arguably was cleared…”

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    Wrong wrong wrong.

    The BIGGEST obstacle is going to appear the minute any bill is signed. At that point a very well organized and well funded group of Minneapolis residents will demand the City allow them to vote on the $150 million the City must kick in. The City Charter requires it. The residents demanded it. The State just patted them on the head and said “your democratic rights are revoked in this matter”.

    If the CITY does not allow a referendum there will be lawsuits. LOTS of them. And by reading the City Charter (its online folks-take a gander) it’s hard to figure out how they would lose.

    Of course a “Handout for Billionaires” referendum could pass with Minneapolis residents but I would give you 3-1 odds it goes down 58-42%.

    Any takers?

  8. sevensixtwonato says: May 8, 2012 4:37 PM

    skinningcats says:
    May 8, 2012 3:43 PM
    “So there are still several hurdles. But on Monday night, the biggest one arguably was cleared…”

    ————————————–

    Wrong wrong wrong.

    The BIGGEST obstacle is going to appear the minute any bill is signed. At that point a very well organized and well funded group of Minneapolis residents will demand the City allow them to vote on the $150 million the City must kick in. The City Charter requires it. The residents demanded it. The State just patted them on the head and said “your democratic rights are revoked in this matter”.

    If the CITY does not allow a referendum there will be lawsuits. LOTS of them. And by reading the City Charter (its online folks-take a gander) it’s hard to figure out how they would lose.

    Of course a “Handout for Billionaires” referendum could pass with Minneapolis residents but I would give you 3-1 odds it goes down 58-42%.

    Any takers?

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    There are not any new taxes being imposed on the residents of Minneapolis, so in fact a charter is not required.

  9. wludford says: May 8, 2012 4:39 PM

    I suspect the final bill will have something like $50 million in additional funding for the Vikings. The Minneapolis City Council has overridden the City Charter provision 23 times in the last 20 years. And the Minneapolis City Council voted for this bill, with this provision, not once- but twice. So, the precedent for this is well established. It is not some special exception for this bill.

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