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A close eye on Jefferson City

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What's happening in the Missouri General Assembly? State Senate Minority Leader John Rizzo (D-Independence) joins us to break down what lawmakers are up to in 2022 and how it could affect your life.

Kansas and Missouri lawmakers have a lot to consider during the 2022 legislative sessions. Both states are voting on budgets, congressional redistricting maps, police reform and how to best deal with the seemingly never-ending pandemic.

Missouri Senate Democratic Leader John Rizzo speaks to KCUR's Brian Ellison about Republican Gov. Mike Parson's spending proposal and the state's plans to address violent crime.

Contact the show at news@kcur.org. Follow KCUR on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news.

Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Byron Love with Trevor Grandin and edited by Gabe Rosenberg & Lisa Rodriguez.

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As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@kcur.org.
As an on-demand producer, I am focused on using my skills and experiences across multiple digital applications, platforms and media fields to create community focused audio, video and on-demand products for KCUR Studios. The media that I produce aims to inform, entertain and connect with the Kansas City metro area as we continue to learn from each other. Email me at byron@kcur.org.