Jay Barnes http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri House Passes FY2015 State Budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-passes-fy2015-state-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has passed all 13 budget bills with an estimated $26.6 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During Thursday's round of budget votes, House Democrats began sharply criticizing this year's budget writing process. Along with Gov. Jay Nixon, they disagree with House Republicans about how much revenue they think the state will take in. &nbsp;State Rep. Margo McNeil, D-Hazelwood, accused GOP leaders of crafting an unnecessarily low budget.</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:16:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34802 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Passes FY2015 State Budget Politically Speaking: 'Right To Work,' Rep. Barnes And Medicaid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-right-work-rep-barnes-and-medicaid <p class="p1">On this week’s podcast, Jason and Jo discuss the roadblocks to getting “right to work” on the ballot and why upcoming campaign finance reports matter. For the rest of the show, the Politically Speaking crew talks with Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City.</p><p class="p1">During the show, Barnes described his proposal to expand Medicaid – which some see as an alternative to the straight-up Medicaid expansion that Gov. Jay Nixon supports. Barnes also discussed his efforts to find out more about Missouri’s unsuccessful bid to lure Boeing’s 777X to Missouri.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:06:00 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies & Chris McDaniel 33018 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: 'Right To Work,' Rep. Barnes And Medicaid Meeting Between Nixon & GOP Chairmen On Medicaid In Jeopardy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meeting-between-nixon-gop-chairmen-medicaid-jeopardy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A scheduled meeting between <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D) and Republican legislative leaders over Medicaid reform is now in jeopardy because of a disagreement over the meeting's location and format.</span></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:23:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31584 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meeting Between Nixon & GOP Chairmen On Medicaid In Jeopardy Barnes Presents 'Cost Estimates' Of Potential Mo. Medicaid Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/barnes-presents-cost-estimates-potential-mo-medicaid-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The chair of a Missouri House interim committee on Medicaid has offered the beginnings of a potential plan to overhaul the system.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It includes expanding Medicaid coverage to around 225,000 adults while eliminating or reducing coverage for children and blind adults eligible for federally subsidized insurance policies. &nbsp;State Representative Jay Barnes (R, Jefferson City) says the potential changes could save the state around $42 million by the time they're fully implemented.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:42:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 31230 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Barnes Presents 'Cost Estimates' Of Potential Mo. Medicaid Expansion Second Day Of Medicaid Hearings; Several GOP House Members Remain Opposed to Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/second-day-medicaid-hearings-several-gop-house-members-remain-opposed-expansion <p>A second day of hearings has concluded into Missouri's Medicaid system by an interim House committee tasked with putting together a potential overhaul that could include expansion.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:42:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31051 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Second Day Of Medicaid Hearings; Several GOP House Members Remain Opposed to Expansion Mo. House Committee Kicks Off Series Of Medicaid Hearings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-kicks-series-medicaid-hearings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A series of hearings by state lawmakers into Missouri&#39;s Medicaid system has begun.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:42:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30207 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Committee Kicks Off Series Of Medicaid Hearings Mo. House Speaker Announces Formation Of Two Committees On Medicaid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-speaker-announces-formation-two-committees-medicaid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones on Thursday formally announced the creation of two interim committees that will look at ways to reform the state's Medicaid system.</span></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:55:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27587 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Speaker Announces Formation Of Two Committees On Medicaid Bill Sent To Mo. Gov. Nixon Would Cap Lead Contamination Punitive Damages http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-sent-mo-gov-nixon-would-cap-lead-contamination-punitive-damages <p></p><p>One of two bills that would limit punitive damages in lead contamination cases is on its way to <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D).</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 10:18:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26446 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bill Sent To Mo. Gov. Nixon Would Cap Lead Contamination Punitive Damages Mo. House Rejects Senate Version Of State Budget, Defeats Another Medicaid Expansion Attempt http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-rejects-senate-version-state-budget-defeats-another-medicaid-expansion-attempt <P>The <A href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </A>has formally rejected the<A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> Senate </A>version of the state budget, setting the stage for final negotiations over the state’s spending plan for next year.</P> <P>Among the bones of contention is the rejection by the Senate of $20 million in federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security, which happened as part of the backlash over the document scanning controversy.&nbsp; <A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=110">House Speaker Tim Jones </A>(R, Eureka) says, though, t Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:45:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25925 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Rejects Senate Version Of State Budget, Defeats Another Medicaid Expansion Attempt Alternate Medicaid Proposal Dead For 2013 Mo. Regular Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/alternate-medicaid-proposal-dead-2013-mo-regular-session <P>An alternate Medicaid expansion bill that contained some reforms sought by<A href="http://house.mo.gov/"> Missouri House </A>Republicans is all but dead this year.</P> <P><A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB700&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">House Bill 700</A>&nbsp;would have expanded Medicaid to 180,000 Missourians, removed 44,000 children from the Medicaid rolls, allowed private insurers to compete to cover Medicaid recipients, and offered cash bonuses to motivate recipients to stay healthy.&nbsp; The sponsor,&nbsp;<A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=060&amp;yea Thu, 25 Apr 2013 06:33:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25762 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Alternate Medicaid Proposal Dead For 2013 Mo. Regular Session