Vikings players at Capitol as lawmakers debate stadium bill

2:47 PM, Apr 25, 2012   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Vikings brought a little star power to the Capitol on Wednesday. A group of players including running back Adrian Peterson stopped for a visit with chief stadium booster Gov. Mark Dayton.

Peterson was joined by linebacker Chad Greenway and center John Sullivan.

Peterson said legislators "are really pushing to pass this bill" and "have tough decisions to make and discussions to have." He said he and the other players were at the Capitol to show their support.

The Minnesota Vikings stadium bill will get a vetting in the Senate Taxes Committee which has its share of critics for the proposed taxpayer subsidy.

The bill is under review Wednesday in the Senate Finance Committee, but could face a tougher test in Taxes. Senate and House floor votes still appear likely in the next few days, but a Taxes Committee hearing will bring extra scrutiny to the bill's menu of public subsidies.

Dayton is still putting the odds at 50-50 that the nearly $1 billion, downtown Minneapolis stadium bill gets passed before lawmakers' planned adjournment next week.

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