St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis School Board approved a sweeping budget package that eliminates more than 1,400 jobs. The 5-1 vote in favor was preceded by an evening of impassioned appeals from parents and school employees who called on the board not to adopt the budget.
Voting for the budget were Darnetta Clinkscale, Vince Schoemehl, Bob Archibald, Ronald Jackson, and Amy Hilgemann. Rochelle Moore voted 'no.' Bill Haas was not there.
Springfield, ILL. – Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Tuesday signed three measures into law withthe aim of helping domestic violence victims.
One new law gives people who are beaten or raped because of their gender more time to come forward and sue their attackers in civil court. It extends the statute of limitations from two years to seven.
Supporters says victims need longer to take court action because they often need years of therapy to understand and come to terms with what happened to them.