Last year the Missouri General Assembly approved and Gov. Matt Blunt signed a bill making ticket scalping legal in Missouri.
I believe that ticket scalping squeezes regular folks — the taxpayers who support the building of these stadiums — right out of the ability to see sporting events and concerts.
As long as we have taxpayer-supported venues, we must protect the rights of the taxpayer to have access to the tickets at face value. What happened in Kansas City at the Hannah Montana and Elton John concerts cannot be repeated.
If the General Assembly thought that the ticket-scalping bill was a good bill, it should have passed it on its own during regular session in plain sight, not during special session as part of a spending bill.
The people of Missouri and the entire nation are tired of earmarks and tired of high prices. Let’s keep tickets at reasonable prices in the hands of families, not in the hands of ticket scalpers and ticket brokers.
Please call your representatives in Jefferson City and tell them we don’t want ticket scalpers in Missouri.