Missouri legislature http://news.stlpublicradio.org en House Proposal Could Put Spotlight On Asthma Care In Rural Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-proposal-could-put-spotlight-asthma-care-rural-missouri <p>Missouri is on the verge of breaking new ground in asthma care by extending more services to needy children in rural parts of the state.&nbsp;</p><p>The additional services would include specialists to inspect more homes to pinpoint asthma triggers. They would also supply educators to show families and health providers how to identify and reduce the triggers, and to help asthmatic children manage their condition.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 04:43:03 +0000 Robert Joiner 35643 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House Proposal Could Put Spotlight On Asthma Care In Rural Missouri Missouri Businesses Push For Medicaid Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-businesses-push-medicaid-expansion <p>Missouri’s business community is getting more vocal in pushing the state’s legislators to expand Medicaid.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis Regional Chamber held a panel Friday with business leaders who expressed frustration that the state is not capturing federal dollars to provide Medicaid coverage to more low-income residents.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year, the state will pass up $2 billion dollars in federal funds.</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:44:54 +0000 Maria Altman 34822 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Businesses Push For Medicaid Expansion Tax Cuts, Student Transfers May Dominate Missouri Legislature's 2014 Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tax-cuts-student-transfers-may-dominate-missouri-legislatures-2014-session <p>The Missouri General Assembly's 2014 session is underway, and the first day sounded a lot like last year's session.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his opening remarks, House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, laid out his agenda for this year's regular session: medical malpractice reform, making Missouri a right-to-work state, and cutting taxes.</span></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:00:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32865 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tax Cuts, Student Transfers May Dominate Missouri Legislature's 2014 Session As Session Opens, Missouri Legislature May Refight Old Battles But Resolve Some New Ones http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/session-opens-missouri-legislature-may-refight-old-battles-resolve-some-new-ones <p>As the Missouri General Assembly prepares to open on Wednesday for its five-month session, those involved – in and out of the state Capitol – say the big unknown about this year’s proceedings centers on one major question:</p><p>Will the session be about the past – the continued debates over Medicaid expansion and tax cuts? Or will it be controlled by new matters – notably, the unrest over student transfers from failed districts and the looming 2014 elections?</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 05:30:54 +0000 Jo Mannies 32750 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As Session Opens, Missouri Legislature May Refight Old Battles But Resolve Some New Ones Discussion: What Happened During The 2013 Missouri Legislative Session? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-what-happened-during-2013-missouri-legislative-session <p>The 2013 Missouri legislative session is now in the books.</p><p>While legislators are no longer assembled in Jefferson City, the impacts of what did and did not get done will continue into the coming months.</p><p>The Republican controlled House and Senate put gun rights and taxes high on their agenda and perennial issues such as abortion and voter photo IDs came up.</p><p></p><p>Democratic Governor Jay Nixon has already vetoed some legislation and more vetoes are possible.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 22:03:38 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 26573 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: What Happened During The 2013 Missouri Legislative Session? Update: Missouri Legislative Session - Right-To-Work, Voter I.D., Etc. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-missouri-legislative-session-right-work-voter-id-etc <p>This year’s Missouri legislative session is well underway.</p><p>Among the topics up for consideration in Jefferson City are right-to-work legislation and voter-ID requirements.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with St. Louis Public Radio statehouse reporter Marshall Griffin about those topics and others.</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:26:24 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 9104 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update: Missouri Legislative Session - Right-To-Work, Voter I.D., Etc. This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weeks-politically-speaking-podcast-14 <p>St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.</p><p>On today's episode: Ed Martin becomes the Missouri GOP's new chairman. How did it happen? Also, an update on the jockeying for Missouri's 8th Congressional seat. And then we close it out with a look toward the Missouri legislature.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:55:10 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8231 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast In Depth: Mo. Lawmakers To Consider Medicaid Expansion, Arming Teachers, Etc. In 2013 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/depth-mo-lawmakers-consider-medicaid-expansion-arming-teachers-etc-2013 <p>The Missouri legislature convenes this Wednesday.</p><p>The hallmark issue may be Medicaid expansion.&nbsp; Topics of tax credits and arming classroom teachers are also expected to come up for debate.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with St. Louis Public Radio’s statehouse reporter Marshall Griffin, <em>St. Louis Beacon</em> political reporter Jo Mannies, and University of Missouri – St. Louis political science professor Terry Jones about the upcoming session.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:13:11 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 8109 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Depth: Mo. Lawmakers To Consider Medicaid Expansion, Arming Teachers, Etc. In 2013 This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weeks-politically-speaking-podcast-13 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">We're back! It's the first Politically Speaking podcast of the new year.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 22:14:23 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7992 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast Morning headlines: Friday, May 13, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-may-13-2011 <p><strong>So-called &quot;Late-Term&quot; Abortion Ban Goes to Governor Nixon</strong></p><p>The bill passed Thursday by the Missouri House would ban abortions after 20 weeks unless two doctors verify that a fetus is not viable, or that it constitutes a medical threat to the mother.&nbsp; The bill&#39;s supporters call abortions performed on viable fetuses barbaric.&nbsp;</p><p>Democrat Tishaura Jones of St. Louis opposed the bill, saying she&#39;s pro-life for herself but pro-choice for everyone else:</p> Fri, 13 May 2011 14:22:03 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 1227 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, May 13, 2011