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CARBONDALE — U.S. Rep. Mike Bost has supported a trio of human trafficking bills that, if approved, would provide more resources for health departments and law enforcement agencies trying to tackle the problem.
For many Americans, the phrase “human trafficking” conjures images of crimes committed in the back alleys of cities on the other side of the world.
The truth is even more sobering — human trafficking isn’t an isolated tragedy in some faraway nation. This is a reprehensible form of modern-day slavery that occurs in every state, and it’s happening every day.
Mascoutah schools will again be able to receive about $4 million in federal aid annually after being ineligible for the last two years, according to a news release.
The federal aid compensates school districts like Mascoutah District 19 that can’t collect property taxes from nearby military bases but still have to educate children who live on the base.