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Soccer stadium campaign raises questions about public funding

Mar 3, 2017 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)

An April ballot proposition would put $60 million in public money toward a new soccer stadium, but campaign ads say city residents won't pay for it unless they use the stadium.

Opponents say public money is city residents' money regardless of the source. Representatives of SC STL, the ownership group hoping to bring Major League Soccer to St. Louis, say there's nothing deceptive in the wording.

"The use tax applies only to a select number of St. Louis businesses, and not city residen

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