Bid to review failed Rams rescue plan fizzled after two false starts | politics

JEFFERSON CITY — A senior Republican’s attempt to shed more light on failed efforts to keep the Rams’ professional soccer team from leaving St. Louis appears to be dimming. State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick has twice backed efforts to hire a company to review spending related to the state’s effort to persuade Rams owner Stan Kroenke … Read more

In the face of uncertain prospects, Missouri’s pro teams take a gamble on sports betting | politics

JEFFERSON CITY — A parade of senior officials with Missouri’s professional sports teams on Wednesday urged lawmakers to legalize sports betting. But despite massive lobbying by teams and the state’s 13 casinos, there still remains uncertainty as to the final outline of a plan. And with the Senate moving at an icy pace this year, … Read more