Vikings stadium: Awaiting committee news

Just to respond to those who have been asking: As of about 4:15 p.m. ET, the Minnesota state legislature had not called a formal meeting of the conference committee charged with merging two versions of the Minnesota Vikings stadium bill and sending it off for a final vote and signature of Gov. Mark Dayton.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that a private, closed-door meeting with some committee members has been going on for most of the afternoon. But it is unclear what, if anything, has been accomplished.

None of this would be pressing if it were not for the time element involved. By law, the 2012 session has only one day left for voting after Wednesday. That day be designated any time between Thursday and May 20. Regardless, there isn't much time left to finish the reconciling project.