For Immediate Release:
Aug. 20, 2015

Contact: Jennae Neustadt
(573) 751-1282
Statement from Sen. Onder Regarding Stadium Funding

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, today issued the following statement relating to the funding of a second football stadium in St. Louis:

"The governor's push to issue bonds to fund a second football stadium in St. Louis is an overstep of his authority and an irresponsible commitment of taxpayer funds without approval by the Legislature and the people of Missouri.

I urge the governor to resist taking this illegal action and to consider that such a move could harm Missouri's strong credit rating. He must know that the Legislature will not appropriate a dime to fund such illegally issued bonds. The governor would, therefore, bear full responsibility for the negative impacts associated with issuing these bonds without support from the General Assembly or citizens of Missouri."