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Stadium Bill Demonstrators Take to the Capitol

May 13, 2002
By: Rebecca Gannon
State Capital Bureau
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The last week of the session just began, and some demonstrators are making the most of it.

Rebecca Gannon has more.

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Stadium Bill opponents brought their voices to the Capitol on Monday.

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OutCue: "...kill the stadium bill."
Contents: Protestors crying "Kill the stadium bill".

The assembly of low income St. Louis residents held rallies before the afternoon session of the legislature began.

Among the group was demonstrator Willie Marshall. He protests the bill, saying state money shouldn't fund a baseball stadium.

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OutCue: "... of private industry."
Contents: "We don't see the need for it. No government funding of private industry."

Ironically, just across the hall, bill supoorters gathered in defense of the stadium.

Rebecca Gannon, Jefferson City.


Stadium Bill supporters took to the halls of Missouri's Capitol Monday afternoon.

Rebecca Gannon has more.

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Cardinals fans and retired union workers spent the day inside Missouri's legislative building, campaigning for the Stadium Bill.

Fred Sexhaur of St. Louis county was among those wearing his bright red shirt in support of the bill.

He says that the Stadium Bill is good for the state's revenue.

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Contents: Stadium good for the economy

This is the last week of the legislature's session, and there has been no vote on the Stadium Bill.

Rebecca Gannon, Jefferson City.


Stadium Bill advocates are on deck in Missouri's capitol.

Rebecca Gannon explains.

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Demonstrators came to Jefferson City Monday afternoon to show their support of the Stadium Bill.

Proponents say the bill will bring revenue not just to St. Louis, but also Missouri.

Fred Sexhaur of Manchester is an avid fan of Cardinals baseball, and of the bill.

He says people need to realize it's all about one thing.

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OutCue: "...not a dime."
Contents: It's all about money, and people need to realize the bill will cost nothing for the first five years.

According to Sexhaur, the bill will cost taxpayers nothing for the first five years.

The Stadium Bill has still not been voted on, and this is the last week of the regular session.

Rebecca Gannon, Jefferson City.