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Lawmakers submit tax plan for Vikings stadium

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Two state lawmakers say they'll submit their plan for spending tax dollars to help build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium at the Capitol Friday.

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Sen. Julie Rosen and Rep. Morrie Lanning, both Republicans, plan to submit the bill to each chamber, a move that puts it in position to be formally introduced Monday.

The would raise up to $300 million in state funds through a variety of revenue streams, including a sales tax on memorabilia and luxury seats.

A summary of the bill says it would allow a local government to raise its own taxes without input from voters. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the bill doesn't name a site for the stadium, but outlines a process for selecting one by spring 2012.

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The St. Paul Pioneer Press report can be found at: http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_17798345

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

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