Kit Bond http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Despite Setbacks, Bond Isn't Giving Up Medicaid Expansion Fight http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/despite-setbacks-bond-isnt-giving-medicaid-expansion-fight <p>Former U.S. Sen. Kit Bond was <a href="http://mochamber.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/missouri-chamber-hires-kit-bond-to-assist-in-advocacy-of-medicaid-expansion/" target="_blank">tapped by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce to get Medicaid expansion across the finish line.&nbsp;</a></p><p>He didn’t succeed. Despite the attempts of several Republicans in the House and Senate to pass some form of expansion this year, Bond told St. Louis Public Radio on Monday that “we were just a few filibustering senators short of getting it done.”</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 18:52:17 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 36282 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Despite Setbacks, Bond Isn't Giving Up Medicaid Expansion Fight 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 Bond Pushes Medicaid Expansion In Jefferson City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bond-pushes-medicaid-expansion-jefferson-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.kitbondstrategies.com/team/kit-bond/">Former U.S. Sen.Kit Bond</a> paid a visit to Jefferson City Tuesday, hoping to persuade his fellow Republicans in the Missouri House and Senate to expand Medicaid coverage to more people.</span></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 02:55:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33999 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bond Pushes Medicaid Expansion In Jefferson City Bond To Lobby For Missouri To Expand Medicaid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bond-lobby-missouri-expand-medicaid <p>Retired U.S. Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond, R-Mo., is jumping into the Jefferson City debate over Medicaid expansion – and he’s on the side of&nbsp; Gov. Jay Nixon and other expansion supporters.</p><p>Bond, a former two-term governor, has been hired as a lobbyist by the Missouri Chamber to try to persuade fellow Republicans in the General Assembly to drop their opposition and agree to take the federal aid which would cover all the expansion’s costs for three years and at least 90 percent thereafter.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:52:39 +0000 Jo Mannies 33238 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bond To Lobby For Missouri To Expand Medicaid Former U.S. Senator Kit Bond, WTC’s Tim Nowak Support Increased Trade With China http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-us-senator-kit-bond-wtc-s-tim-nowak-support-increased-trade-china <p>Earlier this month, Missouri and St. Louis-area leaders wrapped up a trade mission to China.&nbsp; The trip was designed, in part, to revive the so-called China Hub project.</p><p>Members of the Midwest-China Hub Commission and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics&nbsp;signed an agreement in Shanghai to pursue expanding trade between the U.S. and China, and in particular adding new airfreight routes between the Asian nation and St. Louis.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:23:27 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 7532 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former U.S. Senator Kit Bond, WTC’s Tim Nowak Support Increased Trade With China National Debt Group Opens Missouri Chapter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-debt-group-opens-missouri-chapter <P></P> <P><EM>Updated 4:30 p.m. with copy from KBIA's Ryan Famuliner.</EM></P> <P>A bipartisan group of Missouri leaders is trying to put pressure on Congress to address the national debt – and says tens of thousands of Missouri jobs are at stake.</P> <P>The group, “Fix the Debt Missouri,” joins a larger national group of political and business leaders urging bipartisanship in Washington – as the so-called “fiscal cliff” looms. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:13:45 +0000 KBIA 6593 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National Debt Group Opens Missouri Chapter Mo. Republicans respond to DNC speeches http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-republicans-respond-dnc-speeches <p>Several prominent Republicans responded to speeches given at the Democratic National Convention. &nbsp;Former Missouri House Speaker Catherine&nbsp;Hanaway&nbsp;accused Democratic leaders of stereotyping the issues women care about.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:52:47 +0000 Chris McDaniel 4523 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Republicans respond to DNC speeches Bond to lead St. Louis business delegation to China http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bond-lead-st-louis-business-delegation-china <p>Former Republican Missouri Senator Kit Bond will lead a delegation of St. Louis-area business leaders to China later this year.</p><p>Bond's <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/retired-senator-kit-bond-launches-new-venture-boost-trade-between-mo-southeast-asia">consulting firm that works on international trade</a> will accompany regional and statewide businesses and academic institutions to China in December.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:22:10 +0000 Julie Bierach 4378 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bond to lead St. Louis business delegation to China Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-22-2012 <p><strong>Akin continues to dismiss Republican pleas to withdraw from Senate race</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/48749183#48749183">In an interview on NBC’s Today show</a>, embattled Representative Todd Akin confirmed that Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan called him to personally plea that he step aside in the <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deadline-passes-akin-stays-race-us-senate">wake of the searing controversy</a> surrounding his comments about abortion. Akin says he told Ryan that he was thinking things over and wants to “do the right thing.”</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:28:07 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4377 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Retired Senator Kit Bond launches new venture to boost trade between Mo., Southeast Asia http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/retired-senator-kit-bond-launches-new-venture-boost-trade-between-mo-southeast-asia <p>He <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kit-bond-retires-work-together-play-nice%E2%80%9D">may be retired</a>, but former Senator Kit Bond still has connections across the world. A new venture Bond launched Tuesday will be looking for ways to use those connections to help Missouri businesses.</p><p>The first effort for Kit Bond Strategies is a trade mission to Indonesia for the World Trade Center St. Louis.</p> Tue, 08 Nov 2011 22:05:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2432 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Retired Senator Kit Bond launches new venture to boost trade between Mo., Southeast Asia