The Missouri Legislature has ended its session for this year with a number of bad bills, a handful of good bills and a whole lot of unnecessary and unproductive billcrap. 22nd District Representative Brandon Ellington talks with host Keith Brown El about some of the bills he sponsored, prospects for the KCMO School District coming under state control and what might happen in the VETO session.
Representative Brandon Ellington
Democrat, represents part of Jackson County (District 22) in the Missouri House of Representatives.
Legislative Assistant: Donna Carter
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Appropriations – Public Safety and Corrections
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Downsizing State Government
Joint Committee on Corrections
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Jackson County CASA was founded in 1983 to ensure that abused and neglected children in our metropolitan area are given a voice in Court. They are in desperate need of more Volunteers. They recently took a new case with 7 abused children, bringing them to 59 new children in June — that is more children than the highest number they have ever served before (40 last August). If you’d like to learn more about becoming a CASA Volunteer, please email them at [email protected] or call (816) 984-9208. You could change the life of a child forever.
Robert Nelson was convicted of a rape and robbery committed in 1983. Over the years he repeatedly requested that his DNA be tested and compared with samples from the crime. When the Jackson County Prosecutors office decided to check the DNA to see if they could identify an accomplice in the crime the Midwest Innocence Project got a judge to finally order a test of Roberts DNA.
The results……..Robert was not guilty of the crime he was convicted of and has been released. JoJR welcomes Robert home. The Midwest Innocence Project spent over $40,000 out of its operating fund to pay for the very sensitive testing that freed Robert and identified the suspect now in custody. There are other innocent people like Robert waiting for MIP’s help. To find out how you can help go to