Noel Torpey http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Legislature Sends FY2015 Budget To Gov. Nixon, Touts Education Spending http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/legislature-sends-fy2015-budget-gov-nixon-touts-education-spending <p>House and Senate members have sent the remainder of the bills that make up Missouri's state budget to Gov. Jay Nixon.</p><p>The roughly $26.4 billion spending plan increases higher education spending by 5 percent and adds $114.8 million for K-12 schools, which House Republicans called "historic."</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 02:48:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35978 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Legislature Sends FY2015 Budget To Gov. Nixon, Touts Education Spending 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 With Medicaid Expansion In Limbo, Some Lawmakers See Promise In Collaborating With Critics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/medicaid-expansion-limbo-some-lawmakers-see-promise-collaborating-critics <p>State Sen. Rob Schaaf is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to health-care policy. But some believe that this staunch opponent of Medicaid expansion holds the key to ending the legislative impasse over it.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:40:16 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34242 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With Medicaid Expansion In Limbo, Some Lawmakers See Promise In Collaborating With Critics Missouri Chamber Endorses Bill Expanding Medicaid To Low-Income Workers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-chamber-endorses-bill-expanding-medicaid-low-income-workers <p>The Missouri Chamber of Commerce is lauding a new proposal to expand Medicaid. The business group says it would allow Missouri to take advantage of the $2 billion a year in federal subsidies that it currently has declined to accept.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:27:40 +0000 Jo Mannies 33824 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Chamber Endorses Bill Expanding Medicaid To Low-Income Workers 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 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 Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To Photo Voter I.D. Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-gives-1st-round-approval-photo-voter-id-legislation <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to a pair of bills that would institute photo ID requirements for voters.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:36:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9283 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To Photo Voter I.D. Legislation