Ashcroft Asks Missouri Auditor For Help Reviewing Hawley

By SUMMER BALLENTINE , Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on Monday asked the Democratic auditor for help investigating Sen.-elect Josh Hawley over allegations that he misused public resources to boost his Senate bid. Ashcroft requested in a letter that Auditor Nicole Galloway check into the claims…

Missouri Coalition Tackles State’s Rising Prison Population

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A multidisciplinary coalition of Missouri professionals has launched a data-driven prison reform initiative, aiming to curb rising imprisonment rates. The coalition is implementing portions of the Justice Reinestment Initiative in three of the state’s counties to prioritize an investment in mental health treatment and other social services, according to the Columbia…