Dayton: We’ll fix Vikings stadium financing

  • Article by: Jim Ragsdale , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 27, 2013 - 8:39 AM

Governor said it is too soon to panic about whether the electronic games will cover the state’s share of the Minnesota Vikings stadium.

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dflleftMar. 26, 13 8:14 PM

FIX IT?....yea i guess that would be a good idea. Maybe triple the dayton supported "snowbird tax" would be a good way to go. or how about getting rid of the new saints stadium and use those bonding bill funds to cover it.

justjordMar. 26, 13 8:19 PM

I wish I could project that I could afford something and then when I'm wrong just get the money from a different source. It was all a scam to get the stadium built. Don't tell anyone though, the general public will never figure it out. What a joke.

moremoretaxMar. 26, 13 8:27 PM

this clown has done more than enough to prove he is not qualified to make decisions on our behalf. keep making excuses, but this is just another in a long line of screw ups because you have no idea what youre doing. let me take a wild guess....your brilliant solution will involve more taxes passed on to us for your stupidity..... Step down, you unqualified fool.

A440Mar. 26, 13 8:29 PM

Pretending you didn't deal dirty on this, and pretending it isn't a problem, doesn't diminish the failure or the crime.

turgidMar. 26, 13 8:41 PM

Can't we just extend the job killing taxes on Minneapolis residents another 20 years to round out to an even half-century? I'm sure the city can make all back on those 8 Sundays per year.

maddyinmplsMar. 26, 13 8:48 PM

Skol, Vikings. You just succeeded at a classic bait and switch. What a joke. And Ziggy is having the last laugh.

zammanMar. 26, 13 8:50 PM

Sorry Mr Deer-in-the-headlights, you screwed us all. But do not worry, I am sure the fine taxpayers of Hennepin County will bail this team out. Should have sent them packing. We pay the bil and the owner reaps the rewards.....MN hats off to thee!!!

viqueenfailMar. 26, 13 8:58 PM

We're not "all in this together". It's Dayton's fault, let him fix it. He's got all the big bucks, let him pay for his multi-million dollar mistake. Why should the hardworking taxpayers of Minnesota, who have seen their school's budgets cut, who have seen their property taxes rise while their property values have gone down, who are just beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, why should we have to pick up that tab for this giveaway. They said it was new revenue and that it wouldn't come from any other of the many priorities the state has. But now that new revenue source has been shown to be a chimera. Will Dayton forget that the money wasn't supposed to take away from any other need? I seriously doubt it. Let's stop the train right now before it pulls out of the station. Let's go back and see whether we can afford this trip.

justjordMar. 26, 13 9:01 PM

This was all a scam to get the stadium built. Don't tell the general public though they'll never figure it out. What a joke!

kivirl4Mar. 26, 13 9:04 PM

didnt know? Tens of thousand of Minnesotans were SCREAMING this stunk, and would not work, and you ignored us. You were so intent on getting this boondoggle through no matter what the cost, you chose to go with whatever would pass. You probably know it wouldnt work, and state general taxes would have to kick in, but you didnt care. This guy Dayton, along with GOP Rosen, should resign or be evicted from office.


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