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Lobbyist Money Help  

Plan would make St. Louis the same as other counties

January 31, 2001
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau
Links: HB 196

Roads inside St. Louis' city limits would be maintained by MoDOT under a bill filed by a former lobbyist for the city. Aaron Cummins has the story from Jefferson City--

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Tom Villa used to lobby for the city. Now, he represents Southcity residents at the Capitol.

Villa's proposal would make repairs on St. Louis roads MoDOT's responsibility.

That would put the city in the same position as all the state's other counties.

Villa says he's just trying to make the system fair.

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Contents: Villa says St. Louis deserves equal treatment on road repair.

Villa faced a small amount of opposition for his plan in a Hose committee hearing.

A rural lawmaker said he feared sending more of the state's money to the St. Louis area.

In Jefferson City, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.