A House lawmaker is quitting the legislative panel overseeing the Vikings stadium construction over concerns about the panel's leadership structure.
Rep. Kim Norton, DFL-Rochester, said she was frustrated that no House member received a leadership post on the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Sports Facilities. At an initial meeting back in April, commission members elected two senators, one from each party, as co-chairs.
"It's not that the two senators that are doing it won't do a fine job. Perhaps they will," Norton said. "It was just that when the level of trust has been violated at the very start of a commission or a committee, that doesn't set up for the best working relationship for me."
Lawmakers on the commission are charged with overseeing the operating and capital budgets of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. A second meeting is scheduled for Sept. 10.