Missouri senior's are a step closer to getting their own government department. Kelly Just has the story from Jefferson City.
Members of the House have given preliminary approval to a joint resolution giving citizens the power to create a Department of Aging in the upcoming fall election. The measure passed despite House Republican leader, Mark Richardson arguing that a new department would only create more beauracracy. Democratic bill sponsor, Henry Rizzo accuses Richardson of trying to kill the measure.
A third of the Republican members approved the resolution. More debate is expected on the issue Wednesday, before the bill moves on to the Senate.
From the Capital, I'm Kelly Just.