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House Democrat Questions African-American Representation in State Agencies

Feb 19, 2019

As numerous high-ranking officials presented budget recommendations to a House committee this year, state Rep. Tommie Pierson Jr. noticed one key theme.

Not a single one of them was African-American.

“And the number that I’ve been trying to keep a tally of is, how many African-Americans have presented this $28 billion Missouri budget? And that number is zero,” said Pierson, D-St. Louis.

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