Decrease minimum wage by $2. Gut education. Allow entire school districts to lose accreditation and neighborhoods to become warzones. Invest in police instead of the people you serve. Overtax, excessively fine and jail your poorest residents. And then pretend that has nothing to do with poverty and crime.

Layoff notifications to begin Wednesday at St. Louis Community College

College administrators were given the green light to lay off as many as 70 faculty members and 25 staff members to address the school’s ongoing budget issues.