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Dayton, Legislative Leaders Talk Super Bowl Tax Breaks

Updated: 03/12/2014 6:10 PM
Created: 03/12/2014 2:29 PM KSTP.com

Minnesota's bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl has led to discussions about potential tax breaks.

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders were meeting privately Wednesday about tax changes that could be needed to land football's premier game.

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has said previously that the league expects cities that host the championship game will exempt player salaries from the income tax and lift taxes on game tickets. The state has a Super Bowl ticket exemption on the books from the 1991 game in Minneapolis.

House Speaker Paul Thissen says he needs to be convinced the state is getting a good deal in terms of "the economic benefits of bringing the Super Bowl versus the cost of doing these tax breaks."

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