One of the City’s highest (and long-running) legislative priorities in Washington, DC, took an important step forward this week. H.R. 1700, the House version of S. 368, was approved by the House Judiciary Committee.
The bill, The COPS Improvement Act of 2007, would help cities like St. Louis pay for more police officers and prosecutors, and better crime-fighting technology.
There’s plenty of legislative reconciling and maneuvering standing between this bill and final passage, but the progress is heartening.