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Steelman Introduces Amendment to Default on Transworld Dome Bonds

April 15, 1999
By: Lori Prichard
State Capital Bureau

St. Louis City and County Senators quickly quashed an amendement that would have potentially shut down the Transworld Dome. Lori Prichard has the latest from Jefferson City.

Republican Senator Sarah Steelman from Rolla introduced legislation that would have halted state payments on bonds that backed the standium's expansion. Steelman said the twelve million dollars should go to children and not sports teams.

But, Republican Senator Betty Sims argued the dome isn't just for sports. She said the dome is used to generate tourism for both the city and the state.

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Contents: Sims says that the dome is used as a convention center bringing tourists to the city and state.

Democratic Senator John Scott threatened Steelman with a filibuster.

With continued bantering from other St. Louis senators, Steelman promptly withdrew her amendment.

In Jefferson City, I'm Lori Prichard


Some Missouri Senators were up in arms over an amendment that called for the state to reneg on bonds that backed the expansion of the Transworld Dome. Lori Prichard reports from Jefferson City.

Republican Senator Sarah Steelman of Rolla introduced legislation that would have halted the state's 12 million dollar payment on the bonds.

She used the St. Louis Rams' over $70 million television contract as evidence the teams don't need the money.

But, Senator Danny Staples voiced his opposition to the proposal by claiming the Rams do need the help.

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Contents: Staples says the Rams should be called the Possoms because they get killed on the road.

The Rams aside...St. Louis County Senator Betty Sims said the amendment would destroy St. Louis' tourism industry if the amendment passed.

Steelman withdrew the amendment after St. Louis City Senator John Scott threatened her with a fillabuster.

In Jefferson City, I'm Lori Prichard