Legislature Approves Blight Bill But Nixon Does Not Sign
JEFFERSON CITY - The legislature passed a new law amending the definition of what a blighted area is, without the governor's approval.
The law started as a way to provide flexibility for towns to make improvements they couldn't normally fund, but grew to include provisions on crime and the court system, including relaxing laws against the use of crack cocaine.
Nixon's office released a statement saying he didn't sign the bill because of disagreed with how the bill passed through the legislature.
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