State and Regional News

Courts' case management system could be at risk without additional state funding

By Madison Czopek, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's aging court system technology could become vulnerable to security breaches as early as July 2021.
That's the message court officials delivered to state senators Thursday when they asked for an additional $2.8 million in the 2021 judiciary budget to cover the cost of implementing a new case management system.

Critics worry marriage bill would discriminate against same-sex couples

By Claire Colby, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Rep. Adam Schnelting says his bill, which he informally refers to as the “Get Government Out of Marriage Bill,” is not about same-sex marriage.
“The bill is very fair,” he said. “It treats everyone equally under the law. It just reduces the role that a government plays in an institution as private and sacred as marriage.”

K-12 education bill rallies support, others receive mixed views from public testimony

By Mikayla Easley, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Proposals dealing with the Bible, armed resource officers and increased suicide prevention efforts in schools were the subject of a House education hearing Tuesday.