Category: Public Safety and Health

Commissioners say Missouri is falling behind in reimbursing counties for jail per diems

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s prisons have been a focus over the past year, as lawmakers expressed their concerns about the rising cost of legal settlements coming from the Missouri Department of Corrections. The...

Little-known provision in Uber bill releases non-emergency medical transportation from burdensome regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Transportation networking companies scored a major victory with the passage of HB 130, better known as the Uber bill, during the past legislative session. But a little-known component of the...

Agenda items from canceled MHFRC near automatic approval

Committee has 100 days from time of application before applications are automatically approved JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On September 7, Gov. Eric Grietens replaced four members on the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee (MHFRC),...

Night and Day: Black lives activists, police ask for Missouri legislators to do better

ST. LOUIS – Following the Friday verdict that found Jason Stockley acquitted for murder of Anthony Lamar Smith, protests in St. Louis have led to more than 80 arrests, over 30 officers injured from...

Ferguson vs. Stockley protests: How are Greitens’ campaign promises holding up?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Governor Eric Greitens was still on the campaign trail in 2016, Missourians wanted to know from the gubernatorial candidates just how they would handle a situation like that of...

St. Louis Alderwoman drafts marijuana legislation proposal

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Alderwoman Megan Green on Monday drafted a proposal of a local bill to put marijuana legalization on the ballot in St. Louis in November 2018. The proposal would decriminalize simple...

Greitens prepares National Guard to deploy to St. Louis, Franks calls Governor ‘unengaged’

ST. LOUIS – Governor Eric Greitens announced in a press release Thursday afternoon he is ready to send the National Guard to St. Louis in preparation of the verdict of the case of Anthony...