Missouri legislature http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 Morning headlines: Monday, May 9, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-may-9-2011 <p><strong>Ed Martin Announces Run in 2nd Congressional District</strong></p><p><a href="http://edmartinforcongress.com/">Republican attorney Ed Martin </a>is dropping out of the U.S. Senate race to run for a newly-redrawn 2nd Congressional district representing the St. Louis area.</p><p>Martin announced his change in political plans&nbsp;today in an email to his supporters.</p> Mon, 09 May 2011 14:26:54 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1195 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, May 9, 2011