No arrests were made during Thursday’s protest in Jefferson CIty despite a number of verbal faceoffs between organizers and police.
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House Minority Floor Leader Crystal Quade called the special session on violent crime a distraction from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A year to the day ahead of the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s statehood, construction officially began on the Bicentennial Bridge.
Eight people were taken into custody during a largely peaceful demonstration in front of the Governor’s Mansion Thursday afternoon.
“We’re talking about the violent crime that’s becoming prevalent not only in St. Louis and Kansas City but other areas too.”
After concerns were raised over safety during the special session, those working in the Capitol will be eligible for COVID-19 testing courtesy of DHSS.
With a legislative special session on the horizon, Sen. John Rizzo requested the state provide COVID-19 testing to those working in the Capitol.
Gov. Mike Parson called lawmakers back to convene back in the capital city later this month to address violent crime.