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Legislative outlook as the session wraps up


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Things are looking bleak for a Vikings stadium bill at the capitol. Legislative leaders said they're focusing on other bills for the remainder of the session.

Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem and Senator Carla Nelson were inRochester discussing bills to be brought before the Governor. Senjem said the tax bill and the bonding bill are top priority and they need to be finished first. He is hoping to finish prepping their bonding bill and present it to the house early next week, in hopes that legislators can come to an agreement on a bill the Governor will sign.

While some Democrats have been calling it a "do nothing session," Senjem said that isn't the case.

"What we've been running up against is a governor that has been generally speaking unwilling to recognize some of our ideas and sign those bills, so that is the frustrating part and we're hopeful that in the next week or so we can come together on some of this," explained Senate Majority Leader, Dave Senjem.

Senator Nelson said they're pushing for the tax bill to exclude the marriage penalty and get rid of the business property tax.

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