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Judge Rules No Vote Needed For Public Funding Of Proposed Rams Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 04 / 15

St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Thomas Frawley yesterday ruled that the city "does not need voter approval before spending tax dollars" on a riverfront NFL stadium, "jumping another hurdle in the race to keep" the Rams, according to a front-page piece by David Hunn of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Fraw...

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Jax Mayor Wants Financial Assurance For Shipyards

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TCU Basketball To Play In Schollmaier Arena

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Alameda County Wants Out Of Coliseum Deal

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Bucks Turn To County For Arena Land Deal

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Atlanta MLS Club Nears Deal For DeKalb HQ

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San Diego Pitches Chargers Plan To NFL

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