Audio: State Representative Bruce Franks optimistic Missouri Senate will fund Summer Jobs Program

The only Democrat to chair a Missouri House committee is optimistic the Senate will fund a four-million dollar summer jobs program. The House has voted 81-56 against the measure after members discussed a January KMOV-TV news report that quoted current and former employees at the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) as saying […]

Missouri lawmakers look at resolution to make youth violence a health epidemic

Missouri lawmakers are looking at a proposal to establish youth violence as a public health epidemic. The measure also calls on the General Assembly to support the creation of statewide education for trauma. Sara Baker with the ACLU of Missouri says the education system has failed to accommodate students afflicted with trauma.     The […]