Missouri threatens schools that don't drop COVID safety efforts
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has promised lawsuits against school districts over COVID-19 safety measures like masks and quarantine orders, saying they're unconstitutional. Now, the state treasurer says he won't sign off on money-saving bond deals unless the districts drop their protocols.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has made it clear he’s against mask mandates and other COVID-19 prevention measures. Now, Schmitt and Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick are making legal and financial threats against schools that keep up their COVID efforts. KCUR education reporter Jodi Fortino has been reporting on this issue and fills us in on the latest.
Brian Platt, the city manager of Kansas City, Missouri, says he stepped into his role this year with the mindset of creating a more efficient, proactive and responsive office. He talks with Steve Kraske on KCUR's Up To Date about the upcoming projects in 2022, what role his office has in finding a new police chief and how the city is addressing a lack of affordable housing in the Kansas City metro.
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