Empower Missouri in the News

April 2024

4/5/24: Americans For Tax Reform: Missouri Closing in on Boosting Workforce, Public Safety with Clean Slate Legislation

4/4/24: STL Today: Opinion: I’m a Missouri business owner. I support a “Clean Slate.”

4/1/24: KMOV4: Missouri to push for Clean Slate Bill

March 2024

3/28/24: KY3: Missouri lawmakers discuss “Clean Slate” bill, making it easier for wiping clean criminal records

3/28/24: KFVS12: Mo. lawmakers discuss ‘clean slate’ policy

3/25/24: Fox2Now: Senators hope to change state law allowing for automatic expungement

3/21/24: FirstAlert4: Expungement bills look to seal minor convictions for hundreds of thousands of Missourians

3/14/24: St. Louis Public Radio: Thousands of Missourians could have criminal records sealed under Clean Slate Initiative

3/13/24: The Kansas City Star: She wrote a bad check 15 years ago. It’s been hard to work, rent in Missouri ever since

3/12/24: Columbia Missourian: Clean slate bill gives the opportunity to expunge felony records

February 2024

2/16/24: The Examiner: Independence Chamber of Commerce: Missouri’s employers need a Clean Slate

2/5/2024: St. Louis Post Dispatch: Why an ambitious GOP plan to get Missourians off public benefits has stalled

January 2024

1/3/2024: The Joplin Globe: Our view: Good start toward feeding hungry kids

1/3/2024: ABC17: Missouri takes first step toward implementing Summer EBT food program

1/2/2024: Missouri Independent: Missouri opts into summer EBT federal food benefits program

1/1//2024: KFVS12: Missouri opts-in to federal Summer EBT program before deadline

December 2023

12/20/2023: Missouri Independent: Deadline approaching for Missouri to opt in to federal summer food program

12/19/2023: The Kansas City Star: Missouri Supreme Court strikes down law banning homeless from sleeping on state land

12/14/2023 STL American: Shooting spree puts spotlight on teen gun violence

November 2023

11/10/2023 Columbia Missourian: Noncompliance on federal fair housing costs Missouri $500,000 annually

11/08/2023 STLPR: Missouri landlords took millions in federal pandemic aid. Now they’re kicking tenants out

October 2023

10/02/2023 National Low Income Housing Coalition: St. Louis enacts right to counsel, becomes second city in Missouri to pass RTC Ordinance

September 2023

9/21/2023 Springfield Daily Citizen: Gathering Tree’s suit challenging ban on camping on state land to be heard by Missouri Supreme Court next week

9/10/2023 ABC17News: Affordable housing project in Columbia offers tiny homes

9/2/2023 KWTO: The Elijah Haahr Show

May 2023

5/16/2023 St. Louis Jewish Light: How to understand what Missouri lawmakers did regarding trans children and their families

5/8/2023 St. Louis/Southern Illinois Labor Tribune: Your Letters: A chance at redemption

December 2022