Criticism, confusion and concern about the authority of the Attorney General's office postponed a decision by the Missouri Gaming Commission. Tristin Yeager reports from the state capitol. The St. Joseph riverboat company wants the commission to allow them to operate their "boat in moat" business until a final decision on the issue can be reached.
St. Joseph Mayor Larry Stobbs blames the Attorney General Jay Nixon for the confusion.
Commissioners postponed a decision saying they were confused about the issue and were unsure of who had the authority to make the decision.
The commission focused on whether to allow a St. Joseph riverboat company to operate as a "boat in moat" until a final decision on the issue is reached. Confusion set in when the commissioners could not figure out if they had the authority to grant the company's request.
Commissioner Erwin Mall:
The commission decided further consultation with the Attorney General's office was needed before it could make a decision.