In Missouri, the number of students known to be living in motels or hotels jumped 140 percent from 2007 to 2012. Those families often can't afford the upfront costs of an apartment, so they have to choose between a shelter or the street.
The Convoy of Hope in Springfield expects to distribute more than 2 million pounds of supplies, such as food and water, to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Gov. Jay Nixon's staff will gather information and suggestions from the private and public sectors, including ways for state government to provide more services to taxpayers.
By failing to pass Proposition B on Tuesday, Missouri has put itself in a difficult position.