The flip-flopping trend in the Minnesota Senate nearly continued.
According to Patrick Kessler of WCCO-TV, the Senate has passed the Vikings stadium bill by a vote of 38-28.
And, of course, one of the Senators asked the Senate to reconsider the vote. It should be no surprise; the Senate changed its mind two prior times on Tuesday regarding amendments to the bill. Why not go for three?
The Senate ultimately voted not to reconsider the vote passing the bill. (It remains to be seen whether they vote on whether to reconsider the decision to not reconsider the vote on the bill.)
Barring any further changes, a Conference Committee will now attempt to resolve the House and Senate versions of the bill. The biggest differences comes from an $80 million gap in the team’s funding obligation. The House bill requires the Vikings to kick in $532 million; the Senate bill puts the number at $452 million.
There’s also a Senate requirement that no Vikings games played at the new stadium be blacked out locally.
Once a compromise is reached, the bill will return to both chambers for a final up-or-down vote.
And, in the Senate, it’s safe to say there will at least be one effort to reconsider whatever decision they make.