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Proposed $5 Million in Cowboy Welfare

 Missouri hopes to lasso national rodeo event with upgrades to state fairgrounds

APRIL 13, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri Gov. Mike Parson wants to invest nearly $5 million in a project that might not have a payback until long after he’s left office.

The Republican governor is calling on lawmakers to set aside money to make upgrades to the 118-year-old Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, with a goal of luring the National High School Rodeo Finals to the facility.

Read full story here: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/missouri-hopes-to-lasso-national-rodeo-event-with-upgrades-to/article_dd4e2e7b-6e81-54e2-a508-6b00ecbfd475.html