No action being taken on bill limiting bonds for a new St. Louis football stadium
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No action being taken on bill limiting bonds for a new St. Louis football stadium

Date: April 29, 2015
By: Michael Lindquist
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
A new stadium for the St. Louis Rams can be paid for without legislative or voter approval if no action is taken on a bill.
RunTime:  0:40
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Flanigan gave no commitment on when a vote will take place on a bill that would keep Missouri from falling further into debt.

The bill would prohibit Governor Jay Nixon from paying for a new St. Louis football stadium without legislative or voter approval.

Republican Senator Rob Schaaf says he opposes using bonds to pay for a new Rams stadium.

Actuality:  SCHAAFN.WAV
Run Time:  00:13
Description: "If the Governor goes and manages to get bonds issued and go into debt to build a stadium without the vote of the legislature, we're probably not going to pay on those bonds."

The last day of session is May 15.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.

Intro: 
A new stadium in St. Louis could be paid for if no vote is taken on a bill soon.
RunTime:  0:36
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Flanigan gave no commitment whether there will be a vote on legislation banning Governor Nixon from using bonds to pay for a Rams stadium.

Republican Senator Rob Schaaf says if the bill isn't passed, they will not pay for the bonds.

Actuality:  SCHAAFRR.WAV
Run Time:  00:15
Description: "My concern is that the people of Missouri won't be on the hook for paying for bonds that we didn't ask for. We are the legislature that represents the people. If they go and issue bonds, just don't expect us to pay for them."

 

The last day of session is May 15.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.

Intro: 
A new stadium for the St. Louis rams could push Missouri further into debt if no vote is taken soon.
RunTime:  0:37
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The Missouri General Assembly has about two weeks to vote on a bill that would prohibit Governor Jay Nixon from using bonds to pay for a new football stadium in St. Louis without legislative or voter approval.

St. Joseph Senator Rob Schaaf says the legislature will not pay for the bonds if the bill is not passed.

Actuality:  SCHAAFN.WAV
Run Time:  00:13
Description: "If the Governor goes and manages to get bonds issued and go into debt to build a stadium without the vote of the legislature, we're probably not going to pay on those bonds."

The last day of session is May 15.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist. 


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