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Lawmakers consider steroid legislation

By Marshall Griffin, KWMU

Jefferson City, MO – A St. Louis area lawmaker plans to file legislation that, if passed, could make it harder for the Cardinals, Rams and other Missouri sports teams to get tax breaks.

State Representative Jeff Roorda (Dem, Barnhart) says his bill would bar franchises from receiving state tax credits if they don't suspend players caught using anabolic steroids for at least one year.

"This bill attempts to send a message to Major League Baseball and to all other professional sports leagues that if they want to continue to ignore the problem that they have with steroids, that we're not going to continue to underwrite their activities with tax dollars," Roorda said.

Roorda gave that comment to KWMU while leaving Busch Stadium, following what turned out to be the Cardinals' opening day rain-out.

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