Posted at 10:07 PM on May 6, 2012
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
The Minnesota House will vote today on an bill that would finance a new Vikings stadium.
Gov. Dayton will attend a pep rally with Vikings players and others in the Capitol Rotunda this afternoon. The event will cap a weekend of rallies.
On Friday, supporters also briefed reporters about the plan.
GOP House Speaker Kurt Zellers backtracks on comments he made on KFAN-FM. He now opposes the stadium bill.
Gov. Dayton vetoed the Tax bill. Republicans are suggesting the veto could jeopardize the stadium vote.
Under the Dome
The House is also expected to vote on a bonding bill today.
The Security Hospital is in line for a fraction of its bonding request.
Rochester wants the Mayo Civic Center expansion back in the bonding bill.
Gov. Dayton signs a bill that gives racetracks more gambling options.
Dayton signed an open government bill that was inspired by Burnsville Schools.
The DNR will announce details of wolf hunting.
Two new projects are expected to bring jobs to the Ion Range.
U of M
U of M President Eric Kaler has a budget plan that would raise tuition and salaries for most university employees.
European stocks fell as a result of elections in Greece and France (See below).
Hiring slowed in April, the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent.
Vice President Joe Biden says the future for a Chinese activist is in the United States.
A law on credit-reporting has failed consumers.
A 9/11 "mastermind" refuses to answer questions from a judge.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says troop scandals are hurting the mission in Afghanistan.
DFL Sen. Al Franken says Congress will save the Duluth mail processing facility.
Socialist Francois Hollande won the French presidency.
In Greek elections, voters rejected pro-bailout parties.
The two elections are considered a blow to efforts to cut spending.
Anti-Putin protests in Moscow turned violent.
Race for Congress
Democrats endorsed Rick Nolan to challenge GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack. Nolan is getting a primary challenge from Jeff Anderson and Tarryl Clark.
A SuperPAC targeting Cravaack opens a Duluth office.
Race for President
President Obama's adviser says they are set to release an extensive ad campaign this week.
AP says race and religion collide in the presidential campaign.
Mitt Romney says he wanted his gay spokesman to stay on his job.
President Obama's ad claim leaves out some details.
Biden says he's "comfortable" with same-sex marriages, a position to goes beyond President Obama's views.
Ron Paul continues to pick up delegates.