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DIY Democracy: How to follow the Missouri General Assembly

Members of the 2023 Missouri legislature are in Jefferson City to begin the spring legislative session. Much of the work happens behind closed doors, but floor debates, bill hearings and other legislative happenings are easy to tune into online.  Lawmakers meet from January to May, with an occasional extra session if the governor decides a…

Sheltered workshop workers package neonatal care kits in the pharma room at Project CU sheltered workshop in St. Louis, Missouri, in July. (Arin Yoon/Special to ProPublica)

Missouri Allows Some Disabled Workers to Earn Less Than $1 an Hour. The State Says It’s Fine If That Never Changes.

Sheltered workshops are meant to employ disabled adults as they prepare to enter the regular workforce. In Missouri, these workers rarely graduate to higher-paying jobs.


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