Supreme Court Upholds Law on Sports Authority Bids

1 decade 3 years 1 week ago Tuesday, June 26 2007 Jun 26, 2007 Tuesday, June 26, 2007 5:35:44 PM CDT June 26, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court reinstates a law requiring the Jackson County Sports Authority to get bids for many projects. At issue was a measure tacked onto a broader bill lawmakers passed in 2005. The measure requires any spending of more than five-thousand dollars by the authority to go through competitive bidding. The authority filed a lawsuit a couple months after the measure took effect, and a Cole County judge found the law unconstitutional last summer. The judge determined that the bill violated constitutional provisions against a bill changing from its original purpose and having too many subjects. But the Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that the law was not in violation, saying courts give wide latitude to the Legislature in making laws.

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