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Nov. 16, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

McCaskill on Flood Land Purchases

Missouri senator Claire McCaskill has introduced a measure that would prevent the US Army Corps of engineers from offering to buy flood-prone properties along the Missouri River.

Letters offering federal buy-outs were discovered this summer and McCaskill has been a strong opponent of the solicitations. She says the practice is inappropriate because residents were working to save their livelihood and the offers came at a highly emotional time. If passed the amendment would ban the Corps from making offers during a flood event.