Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Stadium bill delay approaching four hours*
By Kevin Seifert
Just to update those who have been asking: The Minnesota Vikings stadium bill that was supposed to hit the Minnesota Senate floor at 10 a.m. ET had not done so as of 1:30 p.m. ET. The Senate is in recess for a private meeting of Republicans, who you can assume are hashing through their caucus position prior to a debate and vote. The length of the meeting suggests there are serious issues that need resolution before the debate begins, but it's also quite possible that the politicos are just taking a siesta after a long night of lawmaking. We'll let you know if something develops.
*UPDATE: The meeting adjourned at about 1:40 p.m. ET, or three minutes after this post was published. The Senate is now preparing to take up the debate in an afternoon session