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      Mo. cities urge veto of cellphone tower bill

      Bill supporters said their intent is to encourage the expansion of wireless Internet service across the state.

      An organization representing city officials from across Missouri is urging Gov. Jay Nixon to veto legislation limiting their ability to regulate cellphone towers.

      The Missouri Municipal League said Friday the bill could allow placement of large cellphone towers in town squares or residential neighborhoods, which could hurt property values.

      But bill supporters said their intent is to encourage the expansion of wireless Internet service across the state. They said the expansion can be hampered when companies have to comply with a hodgepodge of different local regulations that sometimes can be costly.

      A Nixon spokesman declined to say whether the governor has any concerns about the bill, noting only that it will receive a thorough review.