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Senate’s Local Government and Elections Committee okays landfill bill

JEFFERSON CITY – A measure that would give communities more input on the proposed development of a south Kansas City landfill is headed to the Missouri Senate floor. The Senate’s Local Government and Elections committee voted to advance Senate Bill 739 in a 6-0 vote Thursday.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mike Cierport (R-Lee’s Summit) has broad support among the region’s legislators and more than 21 cities, counties, school districts and other organizations have voiced public opposition to the landfill location proposed by developer Jennifer Monheiser along Kansas City’s southern border with Cass County.

“We appreciate our state legislators who recognize the urgency and importance of this issue,” Raymore Mayor Kris Turnbow said. “We hope to continue the productive conversations about how we can preserve the health, safety and progress of our region.”


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