There’s talk around the State Capitol that the embattled Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority was not reorganized during the just-ended legislative session because Governor Mark Dayton threatened to veto the bill. Dayton fired back Friday, “That is not true and that is a scurrilous lie” — adding the House and Senate couldn’t agree on the bill. Republican Representative Sarah Anderson says not so, adding one of Dayton’s top commissioners raised a number of concerns plus, “I was told later on the governor just didn’t want to sign the bill. So when he said that…, I was a little taken aback, given all the feedback that his administration has given to us on this bill.”
Republicans and the governor have been arguing over what to do ever since it was reported that family members of some top officials received free access to luxury suites at U-S Bank Stadium and other benefits.