Sue Allen http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. House Blocks Medicaid Expansion, Sets Aside $6M For New State Park, While Approving State Budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-blocks-medicaid-expansion-sets-aside-6m-new-state-park-while-approving-state-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has given first-round approval to next year's state budget -- after spending most of Tuesday on amendments to the FY 2015 budget, including two attempts to expand Medicaid.&nbsp; Both failed, and both were sponsored by state Rep. Jill </span>Schupp, D-Creve<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Coeur.</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:54:52 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34734 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Blocks Medicaid Expansion, Sets Aside $6M For New State Park, While Approving State Budget House Interim Cmte. Wants Detailed Budgets Of Every State University In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-interim-cmte-wants-detailed-budgets-every-state-university-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of a Missouri House interim committee tasked with improving government efficiency complained Wednesday about not having access to the full budgets of any of the state's universities.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The committee was examining the Department of Higher Education.&nbsp; Republican committee member Kathie Conway of St. Charles says the department's annual budget requests to the Governor's office do not contain line-by-line expense requests she says the committee needs to do its job.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:11:33 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30180 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House Interim Cmte. Wants Detailed Budgets Of Every State University In Missouri Mo. Lawmakers Criticize Requirement That DSS Workers Must Also Provide Voter Registration Services http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-criticize-requirement-dss-workers-must-also-provide-voter-registration-services <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://dss.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) </a>has again come under the microscope of an interim legislative committee looking into whether state agencies are operating efficiently.</span></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 23:32:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29409 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Lawmakers Criticize Requirement That DSS Workers Must Also Provide Voter Registration Services Hearings Begin Into Efficiency Of Dept. Of Social Services & Other Mo. State Agencies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hearings-begin-efficiency-dept-social-services-other-mo-state-agencies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two days of hearings are underway by an interim House committee looking into how well state agencies in Missouri are delivering services to their clients.</span></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:25:06 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28464 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hearings Begin Into Efficiency Of Dept. Of Social Services & Other Mo. State Agencies Mo. House Interim Committee Will Examine Dept. Of Social Services, Other State Agencies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-interim-committee-will-examine-dept-social-services-other-state-agencies <p><a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=110&amp;year=2013">Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones </a>(R, Eureka)&nbsp;has created another interim committee, this time to examine how well state agencies respond to citizens who use their services.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:28:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27367 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Interim Committee Will Examine Dept. Of Social Services, Other State Agencies Two Separate Mo. House Committees Reject Medicaid Expansion Efforts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-separate-mo-house-committees-reject-medicaid-expansion-efforts <P>Medicaid expansion is dead for now in the Missouri House.</P> <P>First, the House<A href="http://house.mo.gov/CommitteeIndividual.aspx?com=161&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R"> subcommittee that oversees the budgets for the Departments of Health, Mental Health and Social Services</A> voted to approve those agencies budgets&nbsp;without including Governor Jay Nixon’s (D)&nbsp;call<A href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/jay-nixon?page=3"> to expand Medicaid to an additional 259,000 Missourians next year</A>.&nbsp; <A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=100">State Representative Sue Allen</A>&nbsp;(R, Town and Country)&nbsp;chairs that subcommittee.</P> <P>“We can’t afford it…it’s not rocket science," Allen said.&nbsp; "If we expand, taking federal dollars now, which I do not believe would not use some state (general revenue), even with what we’re told the feds would do now, there will be a time (when) the feds will back off.” Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:30:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9631 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two Separate Mo. House Committees Reject Medicaid Expansion Efforts Mo. House Committee Wants More Info On License Fee Office Bids http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-wants-more-info-license-fee-office-bids <p>A St. Louis County lawmaker wants more cooperation from the Nixon Administration as her committee looks into the way contracts for license fee offices are awarded.</p><p><a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=092">State Representative&nbsp;Sue Allen</a> (R, Town and Country) chairs the House Interim Committee on Government Bidding and Contracting.&nbsp; She says the&nbsp;legislative&nbsp;liaison&nbsp;sent by the <a href="http://dor.mo.gov/">Department of Revenue (DOR)</a>&nbsp;to her committee hearing this week was unable to answer her questions.</p><p>“We started asking questions, and he could not answer," Allen said.&nbsp; "He came with a prepared statement…he couldn’t, or didn’t, go any further than that.” Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:51:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4734 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Committee Wants More Info On License Fee Office Bids New Mo. House committee to examine state govt. contracts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-mo-house-committee-examine-state-govt-contracts <p>A new temporary committee has been created in the<a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx"> Missouri House </a>to examine how the<a href="http://oa.mo.gov/">&nbsp;Governor&rsquo;s Office of Administration&nbsp;(OA)&nbsp;</a>awards government contracts.</p><p>The Interim Committee on Government Bidding and Contracting may also be used to recommend new legislation for next year&rsquo;s regular session.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=092">State Representative&nbsp;Sue Allen </a>(R,&nbsp;Town and Country) will chair the committee.&nbsp; She says last year&rsquo;s controversy surrounding former Medicaid contractor SynCare LLC&nbsp;played a part in the committee&rsquo;s creation. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:09:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3917 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Mo. House committee to examine state govt. contracts Mo. lawmakers push anti-bullying legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-push-anti-bullying-legislation <P>Two bills making their way through the <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</A> would target bullying in public schools across the state.</P> <P><A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2011&amp;district=092">State Representative Sue Allen </A>(R, Town and Country)<A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB273&amp;year=2011&amp;code=R"> is sponsoring one of them</A>.&nbsp; It would require all K-12 schools to issue a statement prohibiting bullying and to install procedures for reporting and investigating incidents of bullying. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 23:57:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 533 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers push anti-bullying legislation