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Spending another half a million dollars is nothing to flinch at for Governor
Matt Blunt when it comes to keeping kids safe. So he’s recommending to double
last year’s funding for detective salaries and personnel training and spend
another quarter million on computer equipment in order to boost protection for
children from online sex predators.

Blunt’s recommendation would boost funding for the Cyber Crimes Grant Program
to 750-thousand dollars. He says the state has passed one of the toughest
version of Jessica’s Law to minimize that threat. But he says the state can’t
get tough without the cash to man the operation. The grant program funds the
Multi-jurisdictional Cyber Crimes Task Forces established when legislators
passed Missouri’s version of Jessica’s Law last year. [Audio: Report by Missourinet’s
Laura McNamara :60 MP3