- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri senator says he wants to require voter or legislative approval for bonding for a new St. Louis football stadium, regardless of whether the Rams leave.

Rams owner Stan Kroenke wants to move the team to the Los Angeles-area. NFL owners were meeting Tuesday to decide whether that should happen.

Meanwhile, a Missouri Senate committee is considering a bill aimed at ensuring taxpayers don’t pay for a new stadium without a vote.

Sen. Rob Schaaf says his bill needs quick approval to block possible bonding. The St. Joseph Republican says he’s not against the stadium, but he’s against taking on debt without a vote.

Schaaf says he hopes to pass the bill out of committee as soon as Wednesday. It needs committee approval to go to the full Senate.

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