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L.A. could be a winner in debate over funding for St. Louis stadium
L.A. could be a winner in debate over funding for St. Louis stadium

As St. Louis works to keep up in the NFL's fast-moving relocation derby, a debate is brewing over how much say taxpayers should have over the use of their money for a new football stadium. Nine of St. Louis' 28 aldermen signed a letter Friday calling for a public vote before any city tax money is dedicated to the nearly $1-billion stadium proposal. Conversely, the public group that owns and operates the current stadium has sued the city in order to prevent a vote. The debate is a sharp contrast to the quick — and nearly unanimous — approvals of privately-financed stadiums in Inglewood and Carson. A vote in St. Louis would delay, and perhaps kill, a new stadium plan,...

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