St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman floated a plan last week to impose a 2-cents- per-drink liquor tax statewide to raise new revenue to finance a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium in Minneapolis and a series of investments in other local sporting stadiums in St. Paul.

The plan, which also relies on a St. Paul sales tax hike and a citywide expansion of Minneapolis’ downtown sales tax, was panned by most major players in the ongoing stadium debate.

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