Senator Schaaf to file FOIA request for Rams stadium deal
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Senator Schaaf to file FOIA request for Rams stadium deal

Date: October 13, 2015
By: Melissa Zygowicz
State Capitol Bureau

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I'm Melissa Zygowicz in Jefferson City. The leading critic of the governor's plan to float Rams stadium bonds without legislative approval says he will file a Public Records Law.
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Wrap: Republican Senator Rob Schaaf says the term sheets have not been given to the St. Louis aldermen who are expected to vote on whether or not to approve payments on the bonds for many years.

Actuality:  SCHAAF.WAV
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Description: "I have 21 senators including myself who have signed a document saying we will not pay for the bonds unless it is apporved by the legislature or goes to a vote of the people but there seems to be no movement to do either of those things so we're going to have to end up to keep our word and not end up making payments on these bonds."
Schaaf says he will file a Public Records Law for the term sheets because they are government funded. Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Melissa Zygowicz.

 

Intro: 
I'm Melissa Zygowicz in Jefferson City. The leading critic of the governor's plan to float Rams stadium bonds without legislative approval says he will file a Public Records Demand for details of the Rams stadium constuction.
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Wrap: Republican Senator Rob Schaaf says the papers have not yet been given to the St. Louis aldermen who are expected to vote on whether or not to approve payments on the bonds for decades to come.

He also says a majority of senators have said they would object to pay the bonds without voter or legislative approval.

Actuality:  SCHAAF2.WAV
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Description: "We already have a stadium there. I mean it's not my fault that somebody signed a contract with the Rams saying it had to be in the top quartile of the football stadiums nationally or else they could leave. I mean that's crazy. You know?"
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Melissa Zygowicz.

 


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