JEFFERSON CITY — Open enrollment for Missouri schools is being given another try in the Missouri legislature.

An 82-67 vote in the House on Tuesday gave initial approval to HB 253 despite 24 Republicans voting against.

  • Clayton Vickers is a graduate student at the University of Missouri Journalism School, and through his education there he aspires to become a public-affairs journalist of great renown.

    Clayton is working in Jefferson City to cover the ongoings of the state legislature and the stories within the community that matter to Missourians. He hopes to utilize his political science background to step into government-accountability reporting that places power into the hands of constituents (at any scale).

    Clayton will graduate with his master's degree in Spring of 2024 after completing an internship with a reputable publication.

  • Assistant city editor, Summer 2023. Studying journalism, political science and German. Reach me at, or in the newsroom at 573-882-5720! :)

  • Fred Anklam Jr. manages state government reporters. He can be reached at or in the newsroom at 573-882-5720.