Rep. Kip Kendrick called on Gov. Mike Parson to expand the call of the special session to allow mail-in ballots delivered late to be counted.
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The special session convened on July 27 to address violent crime.
No arrests were made during Thursday’s protest in Jefferson CIty despite a number of verbal faceoffs between organizers and police.
When Gov. Parson called a special session to focus on murders in St. Louis there was an instant push back from elected Democrats.
While Republicans are scrambling to reboot the special session — and just how to handle the anti-crime legislation — Missouri Democrats, too, seem to be at odds.
Special session in the House has been postponed for nearly two weeks.
House Minority Floor Leader Crystal Quade called the special session on violent crime a distraction from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just two weeks after the special session to address violent crime began, Gov. Mike Parson expanded the scope to include concurrent jurisdiction in St. Louis.
"We hope to work with you to continue our focus on juvenile reform programs that address the root causes of juvenile delinquency which include adverse childhood trauma, mental health issues, food insecurity, and other socioeconomic issues that drive youth to commit such crimes."
After hitting a roadblock right out of the gate, legislation meant to address violent crime in Missouri eventually cleared a Senate hurdle after a 12-hour debate Thursday.
"If the purpose of the special session is to enhance public safety, this proposal would do the opposite, while inflicting incalculable harm on Missouri’s children."