Fred McKissack

Missouri Landfill Owner’s Smelly Amendment

Missouri Landfill Owner’s Smelly Amendment

By Fred McKissack

Just days after the Supreme Court decided that the nexus between big money and elected officials wasn’t corrupt comes a hot mess from Missouri that shows how private interests influence public policy.


Safely nestled inside of a state senate bill designed to hold St. Louis-area landlords accountable for crime-infested properties is an amendment that would give immunity to Republic Services and its troubled landfill located in north St. Louis County.


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