Coleman responds Governor Dayton

Mayor Chris Coleman released the following statement in reaction to Governor Dayton's decision to remove from consideration a local option sales tax to fund a Vikings stadium:

"I applaud Governor Dayton's decision to remove the consideration of a local option sales tax to fund a Vikings stadium. It has always been my position that the Vikings are an asset to all of Minnesota, and the financial burden of building them a new stadium should not fall disproportionately on one region of Minnesota over another. I continue to believe a two-cent per drink statewide tax is the best funding mechanism for a new stadium, and I look forward to seeing future legislative proposals to move the project forward."