A proposal in the Missouri legislature would codify new protections for whistleblowers in the public sector — restoring, and in some cases, improving upon the provisions stripped out by lawmakers in Jefferson City last summer.
State Senator Jill Schupp (D-St. Louis County), the sponsor of Senate Bill 786, says she’s aiming for bipartisan support.
“You can’t run a transparent government that works for the people unless you protect those blowing the whistle,” she says. “To take that away is just unconscionable. I’m hopeful that there will be a passion to get this passed.”Read more here.