foster care http://kbia.org en Gov. Nixon signs random assortment of eight bills into law http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-signs-random-assortment-eight-bills-law <p></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon <a href="http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-so-called-paycheck-protection-bill-concerning-public-employees">vetoed the "paycheck protection"</a> bill Tuesday, but he also signed legislation covering a broad range of issues.&nbsp; The bills and a short description are summarized in a <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2013/Gov_Nixon_signs_several_bills_vetoes_Senate_Bill_29">news release</a> on Governor Nixon's website:</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:03:37 +0000 Meredith Turk 36045 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon signs random assortment of eight bills into law Nixon signs two bills to assist children in foster care http://kbia.org/post/nixon-signs-two-bills-assist-children-foster-care <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Jay Nixon signed two bills today to better assist children in foster care with the transition to adulthood.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:29:32 +0000 Andrew Nichols 35414 at http://kbia.org Nixon signs two bills to assist children in foster care Mo. bill lets foster care kids re-enter system http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-lets-foster-care-kids-re-enter-system <p>Children leaving Missouri's foster care system after their 18th birthday would be able to return to state custody under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon. Mon, 13 May 2013 22:25:58 +0000 Associated Press 33665 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill lets foster care kids re-enter system Mo. bill would allow college visit for foster kids http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-would-allow-college-visit-foster-kids <p>The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to a bill that would require older children in foster care to visit colleges. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:48:22 +0000 Associated Press 32219 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill would allow college visit for foster kids Mo. Senate endorses bill to extend age children can re-enter foster care http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-endorses-bill-extend-age-children-can-re-enter-foster-care <p>The age older youth could re-enter foster care would be raised from 18 to 21 under new legislation approved by the Missouri Senate on Thursday. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:39:57 +0000 Ashleigh Jackson 30242 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate endorses bill to extend age children can re-enter foster care Program teaches financial lessons to foster care youth http://kbia.org/post/program-teaches-financial-lessons-foster-care-youth <p></p><p>Foster care can be difficult for many reasons: stress on the family, forced assimilation into a new environment for the child and a lack of resources can create problems for those in the system. But what you don’t always hear about is what happens to the kids who age out of the system at 18.</p><p>These teenagers are often thrown into an adult world with adult problems, including how to make ends meet. But, one St. Louis foundation is helping teach the former foster children the financial lessons to succeed after foster care.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:01:59 +0000 Dalton Barker 26497 at http://kbia.org Program teaches financial lessons to foster care youth