Senate panel adds racino to stadium funding
ST. PAUL - A Senate committee voted today to backup Vikings stadium funding by allowing horse-racing tracks to add casinos, a change the bill author said would kill the bill.
Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, offered an amendment to allow so-called racinos at the state's two horse tracks, replacing increased taxes expected from allowing electronic pulltab and bingo charitable games as a way to fund stadium construction.
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