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Follow the money: Police budget raises a $5.6 million question

Thanks to a statewide vote in November 2022, Kansas City will be required to increase its minimum funding for the Kansas City Police Department from 20% to 25% of the city’s revenues.  How will KCPD spend the money? That might not be easy for the public to find out, based on the department’s recent responses…

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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