Members of Nixon's team testify in House Committee about keeping Rams in St. Louis
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Members of Nixon's team testify in House Committee about keeping Rams in St. Louis

Date: March 9, 2015
By: Kolbie Satterfield
State Capitol Bureau

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Lawmakers heard from one of the two men appointed by Governor Nixon to keep the Rams in St. Louis
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Wrap:David Peacock spoke today about the information that has been gathered thus far regarding keeping the Rams in St. Louis.

Government Oversight and Accountability Chair Jay Barnes said that the committee was there to gain insight on the matter and not question of the governor. 

 

Actuality:  BARNES.WAVE
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Description: "It is not this committee's job to question whether Governor Nixon has the legal authority to act about the legislature on public vote. I for one have expressed my doubts as to that statutory constitutional authority to do but that is a separate question."

Lawmakers had so many questions for Peacock and other staff that they had to take a break.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Kolbie Satterfield

Intro: 
A team appointed by Governor Nixon to create options for ensuring the Ram's staying in St. Louis testified today
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Wrap:David Peacock said if there was not a stadium plan by the end of the year, the Rams would leave. 

 

Actuality:  PEACOCK.WAV
Run Time:  00:09
Description: "There is at least a high risk of us losing the Rams as is also widely known they are pushing the project in Englewood, California."

The House Government Oversight and Accountability Committee had so many questions regarding the stadium that lawmakers had to take a break to deal with other business.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Kolbie Satterfield  

Intro: 
A team appointed by Governor Nixon gave testimony today in an effort to keep the Rams in St. Louis
RunTime:  0:41
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap:David Peacock was appointed last year to gather information in an effort to ensure the future of the NFL in St. Louis testified on behalf of what he was learned.

When lawmakers asked why renovating the Edwards Jones Dome was not a viable option, Peacock brought up the effects of business during the renovation period. 

 

Actuality:  PEACOCK.WAVE
Run Time:  00:10
Description: "Disruption to the convention center that would come potentially with doing that with the dome and potential lost business in the time that you would retrofit the dome in some way, shape, or form."

The House Government Oversight and Accountability Committee had so many questions regarding the stadium that lawmakers had to take a break to deal with other business.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Kolbie Satterfield

 


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