Senate advances legislation to boost neighborhood watches

3 years 2 months 1 week ago Friday, April 10 2015 Apr 10, 2015 Friday, April 10, 2015 4:58:59 AM CDT April 10, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A bill to bolster neighborhood crime watches in Missouri with state funds has advanced in the Senate.

Senators granted the proposal initial approval by voice vote on Thursday. The measure needs another full Senate vote to move to the House.

Democratic Sen. Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis said state funding would give neighborhood watch organizations access to needed resources.

The latest draft of next fiscal year's spending plan includes $150,000 for the program.

 

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