Ryan Silvey http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Politically Speaking: Sen. Silvey Discusses His Vision For Medicaid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-sen-silvey-discusses-his-vision-medicaid <p>After cruising on the Rhine in Germany for the past couple of weeks, Jo Mannies rejoins Jason Rosenbaum and Chris McDaniel for the podcast.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:14:17 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies & Chris McDaniel 35341 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Sen. Silvey Discusses His Vision For Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Stalled — But Not Dead — In Missouri Legislature http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/medicaid-expansion-stalled-not-dead-missouri-legislature <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Supporters of Medicaid expansion in Missouri continue to work on swaying opponents in the General Assembly over to their side. While it appears they have a long way to go, and the clock is ticking on the legislative session, some key advocates say they may be close to turning the tide, at least when it comes to a scaled-back expansion that would be paired with reforms.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:50:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35281 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Medicaid Expansion Stalled — But Not Dead — In Missouri Legislature Washington State Machinists Narrowly Approve Contract To Build Boeing's 777X http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-state-machinists-narrowly-approve-contract-build-boeings-777x <p><em>Updated at 12:30 a.m. on 1/4/14.</em></p><p>The nationwide chase for Boeing's&nbsp;777X&nbsp;is over.</p><p>That's because Washington State machinists narrowly approved a contract on Friday to build the airplane near Seattle. It's a move that concludes Missouri's high-profile bid at landing a significant economic development opportunity for the St. Louis region.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 06:30:37 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32723 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington State Machinists Narrowly Approve Contract To Build Boeing's 777X 'Border War Cease Fire' Legislation Pre-Filed In Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/border-war-cease-fire-legislation-pre-filed-mo-senate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Kansas City lawmaker is proposing legislation next year to address the so-called "Border War" between Missouri and Kansas over businesses weighing whether to relocate or stay put.</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:13:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32389 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Border War Cease Fire' Legislation Pre-Filed In Mo. Senate Nixon seeks to avoid veto override on vehicle tax bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-seeks-avoid-veto-override-vehicle-tax-bill <P><A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D)&nbsp;and the Republican-led <A href="http://moga.mo.gov/">General Assembly</A> will face off next week over a bill vetoed earlier this year that would have required Missouri residents to pay sales taxes on vehicles purchased in other states.</P> <P>The bill in question sought to reverse a&nbsp;<A href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court</A> ruling that local sales taxes cannot be levied on out-of-state vehicle purchases.&nbsp; Governor Nixon says overriding the veto would result in a retroactive tax hike without a vote of the people.</P> <P>"One hundred twenty-two thousand people&nbsp;(will be) getting a tax bill (if the override goes through)," Nixon told reporters today at his State Capitol office.&nbsp; "One hundred eight thousand of those folks...are not folks who dealt with dealers, but those folks who sold cars to each other…we’re gonna have to figure out a way to go collect taxes from people who were not charged at that time.” Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:56:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4486 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon seeks to avoid veto override on vehicle tax bill Mo. governor signs state budget, cuts higher education again http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-governor-signs-state-budget-cuts-higher-education-again <p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a>&nbsp;(D)&nbsp;has signed Missouri&rsquo;s $24&nbsp;billion&nbsp;budget into law, but he also sliced $15 million from next year&rsquo;s spending plan.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:25:48 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 3967 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. governor signs state budget, cuts higher education again Missouri legislative session heads into homestretch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-legislative-session-heads-homestretch <p>Missouri lawmakers continue debating bills in the closing&nbsp;minutes of the 2012 regular session.</p><p>Among the bills passed so far today is one that would require legislative approval before a health care exchange can be created in Missouri.&nbsp;&nbsp;State Rep.&nbsp;Ryan Silvey (R, Kansas City)&nbsp;accused Governor Jay Nixon (D)&nbsp;of trying last year to create an exchange via executive order. Fri, 18 May 2012 21:25:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3737 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri legislative session heads into homestretch Impasse over Mo. budget with one week left to pass it http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/impasse-over-mo-budget-one-week-left-pass-it <p><a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">House</a> and<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> Senate </a>budget negotiators remain at an impasse on what&rsquo;s become the main barrier to reaching an agreement:&nbsp; finding a way to fund veterans&rsquo; homes.</p><p>The House this week passed<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=13"> legislation that would fund veterans homes with gaming revenues </a>currently designated for early childhood programs, and replace it with money from a tobacco settlement.&nbsp; The Senate has so far refused to take up the measure.&nbsp; <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=038">House Budget Chairman Ryan Silvey </a>(R, Kansas City) accuses <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem25.htm">Senate President Pro-tem Rob Mayer&nbsp;</a>(R, Dexter)&nbsp;of playing games. Fri, 04 May 2012 21:50:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3637 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Impasse over Mo. budget with one week left to pass it Mo. House rejects Senate budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-rejects-senate-budget <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a>&nbsp;has rejected&nbsp;12 of the&nbsp;13 budget bills passed last week by the<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> State&nbsp;Senate</a>.</p><p>The move was part of the normal procedure for preparing for final budget negotiations.&nbsp; However, some House members took the opportunity to criticize the Senate for cutting more than $3 million from the state&rsquo;s tourism budget.<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=132">&nbsp;&nbsp;State&nbsp;Rep. Don Ruzicka </a>(R, Mount Vernon)&nbsp;urged<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=038"> House Budget Chairman Ryan Silvey </a>(R,&nbsp;Kansas City) to try to get the cut restored. Tue, 01 May 2012 00:04:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3604 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House rejects Senate budget Silvey calls restoration of blind pensions by Mo. Senate puzzling & hypocritical http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/silvey-calls-restoration-blind-pensions-mo-senate-puzzling-hypocritical <p>The budget chairman for the<a href="http://house.mo.gov/"> Missouri House </a>is not happy with the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Senate&rsquo;s</a> decision early&nbsp;Wednesday morning&nbsp;to restore $28 million for blind pensions.</p><p>An amendment by<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem01.htm"> State&nbsp;Senator Jim Lembke </a>(R, Lemay) reversed the cut that the House wanted to use for Higher Education.&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=038">&nbsp;State Rep.&nbsp;Ryan Silvey </a>(R, Kansas City)&nbsp;authored the original cut, stating that the pension program is for blind residents who have too much money to be on Medicaid.&nbsp; He calls the Senate&rsquo;s actions puzzling. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 23:19:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3573 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Silvey calls restoration of blind pensions by Mo. Senate puzzling & hypocritical