The Minnesota state legislative session expired yesterday without holding hearings on a Vikings stadium bill or — what was the other thing? — oh, right, passing a budget. As a result, both items will need to wait for a special session in June, or as Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers insisted on calling it, “overtime.”
If history is any guide, whether the Vikings bill has a chance of getting anywhere in June likely depends on two things: Whether legislators have enough time after settling the budget squabble to address anything else, and whether somebody finds enough money laying around to fill the current $200 million gap. And even then, there’s always that pesky referendum campaign waiting out there in the weeds.
Okay, three things.