Missouri School of Journalism founder Walter Williams wrote, “I believe the public journal is a public trust; that all connected with it are, to the full measure of their responsibility, trustees for the public.” Political reporting allows reporters to serve as the public trustees Williams wrote of. By developing a keen understanding of the policy questions facing leaders, I help hold policymakers accountable and assist voters in making informed decisions.
To read the accompanying articles I wrote for each story online, click on the titles. The links redirect to KRCG 13’s website.
After President Donald Trump announced a new tariff on imported solar panels in January of 2018, I asked a Jefferson City contractor how this would impact his business and anyone interested in installing solar power.
As President Donald Trump’s tax plan neared the Congressional finish line, I looked at why public education advocates were concerned about the bill’s impact in Missouri.
Eight months into his term as State Treasurer, Eric Schmitt informed lawmakers Missouri’s state retirement fund was significantly underfunded. This report explains how the fund ended up in this situation.