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Effort to build new St. Louis stadium gets boost from court ruling

Effort to build new St. Louis stadium gets boost from court ruling

The effort to build a new riverfront football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost from a judge's ruling. The effort to build a new riverfront football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use city tax money for the project. St. Louis Circuit Judge Thomas Frawley's ruling voided a city ordinance requiring voter approval for any project using tax dollars for a professional sports facility. He called the 2002 law's language confusing and vague. He also ruled that the stadium plan does not break a state law requiring it to be "adjacent" to the city's convention center, even though...

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