Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed files a bill to raise the minimum wage in the state to ten dollars an hour.
Senator says she decided to resign because some members of the 16-member group were upset about her appearance with Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder at a news conference in December.
The four senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, say their legislation makes much-needed modifications.
She says a Nixon staffer told members of the Missouri Housing Development Commission to put a hold on low-income tax credits.
In a statement and letter to Nixon Thursday, Nasheed had some strong words for the governor’s cuts, calling them “nothing less than callous” and “an uncommonly cruel action.”
“These streets, the alleys, they were all trashed,” she told reporters.
Redistricting last year forced Nasheed, D-St. Louis, to move from the 21st Ward to the 18th Ward.
When asked if racism played a role in Zimmerman’s acquittal, Nasheed said “Stevie Wonder can see that and he’s blind.”
Talk About Zimmerman Trial, Racism Involved?
They were there to learn about crime prevention in their district, but the talks soon turned to politics and campaign cash.