ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- In a Minnesota Capitol struck with stadium fever, other work stands between legislators and their session finish line.
Lawmakers return Monday from a weekend respite with a showdown vote on the Minnesota Vikings stadium legislation looming. But first they plan to debate a bill financing other construction projects around the state.
The borrow-to-build proposal covers upgrades on college campuses, flood mitigation projects, fixes at state prisons and a down-payment on a pricey state Capitol renovation. The bill requires three-fifths majorities in both the House and Senate, making its fate unpredictable.
But the hot topic is a bill to expand charitable gambling to help pay for a proposed Vikings stadium in Minneapolis. The House planned to begin debate on that bill Monday with Senate action, if necessary, coming later this week.
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