Judge deliberating in stadium bond suit against Nixon

A judge in Jefferson City is considering a lawsuit that could affect funding for a proposed football stadium near downtown St. Louis.

The suit, brought by six Missouri lawmakers against Gov. Jay Nixon, centers on the governor’s authority to extend the pay-off period for bonds used to build the Edward Jones Dome, currently the home of the St. Louis Rams.

The extension could help raise about $350 million for the new stadium, proposed as a way to keep the Rams from leaving St. Louis. But the lawmakers, led by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, say the governor lacks the authority to extend the bonds.

The hearing lasted about an hour Tuesday, and the judge did not issue a ruling after it ended.

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