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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay came to the capitol Tuesday and left talking about next year as an option for the Cardinal stadium plan

May 15, 2001
By: Renny MacKay
State Capital Bureau

Mayor Slay left Jefferson City Tuesday saying he's looking to next year's legislative session as a possibility for the Cardinal stadium plan.

Renny MacKay has more from Jefferson City.

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The mayor and the governor had lunch together and afterwards both said they're considering other ways to pass this bill other than getting it through the legislature this year.

Mayor Slay.

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Contents: He says what he is hoping for more than anything is that they move out of this session with some momentum, keeping everyone at the table.

Both the mayor and the governor said there has been progress made from their conversations.

In Jefferson City, I'm Renny MacKay.


The governor and Mayor Slay say that progress is being made on the Cardinal stadium issue, but neither is holding their breath that it will get through this session.

Renny MacKay has more from the state capitol.

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Governor Bob Holden has said for some time that he isn't set on May 18th as a deadline for the Cardinal stadium issue to be resolved.

Mayor Slay had lunch with the governor and said afterward that he agrees this session isn't a deadline... There are options.

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Contents: He says they need to keep talking and then they can work out what they will do after this session, be it a special section or waiting until next year.

The Cardinal owners have said they will start looking at other locations if nothing is passed this session.

In Jefferson City, I'm Renny MacKay.


The governor and Mayor Slay met Tuesday and both now say they are looking beyond this session to resolve the Cardinal stadium issue.

Renny MacKay has more from Jefferson City.

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Mayor Slay is now echoing Governor Holden's words of May 18th isn't a deadline for the Cardinals stadium plan.

He says he hopes it gets through this year, but he is looking down the road.

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Contents: He says is doesn't happen this year it is important to keep everyone at the table.

The legislature could be called in for a special session this summer and approve a Cardinal stadium plan then. A special session does cost taxpayers money.

In Jefferson City, I'm Renny MacKay.


After meeting with Mayor Slay, Governor Bob Holden says progress is being made on the Cardinal stadium plan, but he says it may have to be resolved after May 18th.

Renny MacKay has more from Jefferson City.

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After weeks of saying little other than discussion is happening the governor said the parties have made progress recently.

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Contents: He says he has said they are making progress, but that doesn't mean that it will pass this session.

The governor could call a special session this summer to pass a plan if there was enough support.

In Jefferson City, Renny MacKay.


The House approved a bill standardizing how much cities can charge utility companies for their work if it affects the city's streets.

Renny MacKay has more from Jefferson City.

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Municipalities around the state have been taxing utility companies for work that affects their city roads.

This bill would limit how much they can charge and standardizes that amount across the state.

Mayor Slay visited the capital Tuesday and this bill was one he took an interestet in.

St. Louis City Representative Tom Villa says the city is in favor of the bill.

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Contents: Villa says city lawyers told him this bill is good for the city; it is revenue neutral.

That can happen because under the bill St. Louis City is allowed to keep its current agreements with utility companies.

In Jefferson City, I'm Renny MacKay.


Date: May 15, 2001

By: Renny MacKay

State Capital Bureau

Mayor Slay visited the state capitol Tuesday and spoke to lawmakers about several issues impacting St. Louis. Including a bill that passed the House restricting how much cities can charge utility companies when they damage city roads during a project.

Renny MacKay has more from the state capitol.

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Mayor Slay met with the governor and lawmakers, letting them know where he stands on several issues they may look over in the last three days of the session.

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Contents: Slay says they're talking about issues from money for hospitals to the right of way bill.

The House approved the bill, but St. Louis City is allowed to maintain its current deals with utility companies.

In Jefferson City, I'm Renny MacKay.