Crossroads Correctional Center

Audio: Additional details released on proposed shuttering of Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron

Story by Alisa Nelson of Missourinet The Crossroads Correctional Center in northwest Missouri’s Cameron could be closing. Governor Mike Parson’s state budget proposal includes shuttering the prison and moving the inmates and many of the workers to the other prison in town – the Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC).     “As governor, I am […]

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Audio: Missouri House Approves $28 Billion Operating Budget

The Missouri House has given final approval to a 28-billion dollar state operating budget that includes what supporters say is record funding for the K-12 education foundation formula. Hermann GOP State Representative Justin Alferman notes the budget includes a 98-million dollar increase for the formula.     While Alferman emphasized several times on Wednesday that […]

Minimum Wage

Audio: Missouri State Representative Ellington wants to increase state minimum wage to $15 an hour

A Missouri lawmaker says the average person who works a minimum wage job is living in poverty. Brian Hauswirth from the MissouriNet has the story.     The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations says the state minimum wage for 2017 is $7.70 per hour. Ellington filed similar legislation in January. His bill was […]