Jana Rose Schleis
Jana Rose Schleis is a M.A. student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She is studying investigative journalism and government reporting.
Gov. Mike Parson proposed a $69 million investment to convert 78 additional miles of the Rock Island corridor into trail, but his plan got cut by the Senate. Still, communities along the trail are forging ahead despite the absence of legislative support.
The Correctional Center Nursery Program would allow women who give birth while incarcerated the chance to stay with their newborns in prison for up to 18 months. Nurseries for incarcerated mothers are shown to reduce recidivism and have long-term benefits for babies.
As winter approaches, all levels of government are struggling to find qualified applicants to clear streets after snowfalls.