JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) A Missouri state lawmaker asked a judge to block Gov. Jay Nixon from working on plans to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis, calling the effort a misuse of taxpayer dollars for an "illegal purpose."
Republican Rep. Jay Barnes of Jefferson City represented a group six lawmakers suing Nixon and officials who oversee the current Rams stadium. They want to block Nixon and the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority from taking action on a new stadium, saying they don't have the authority to do so.
An attorney for Nixon asked Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem to dismiss the case, in part claiming that Nixon's involvement is minimal.