Missouri House http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Calls Special Elections For Vacant House Seats http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-calls-special-elections-vacant-house-seats <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has called special elections for three vacant seats in the Missouri House.&nbsp;</p><p>Nixon scheduled elections on Aug. 5 for the 67<sup>th</sup>, 120<sup>th</sup> and 151<sup>st</sup> House districts. The north St. Louis County-based 67<sup>th</sup> District became vacant after state Rep. Steve Webb, D-Florissant, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-rep-steve-webb-resigns-after-accusations-stealing">resigned after he was charged with campaign finance-related violations.</a></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:15:18 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33409 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Calls Special Elections For Vacant House Seats GOP Supermajority In Missouri House Grows Slightly As Vacant Seats Filled This Week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gop-supermajority-missouri-house-grows-slightly-vacant-seats-filled-week <p>The Republican supermajority in the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>inched up this week with the election of Republican Mike Moon of Lawrence County&nbsp;to&nbsp;the vacant House District 157 seat from southwestern Missouri.&nbsp; Moon defeated Democrat and former House Member Charlie "Doc" Dake in what Republican<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=110"> Speaker Tim Jones </a>described as a hotly-contested race.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:44:27 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25145 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GOP Supermajority In Missouri House Grows Slightly As Vacant Seats Filled This Week Two Separate Mo. House Committees Reject Medicaid Expansion Efforts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-separate-mo-house-committees-reject-medicaid-expansion-efforts <P>Medicaid expansion is dead for now in the Missouri House.</P> <P>First, the House<A href="http://house.mo.gov/CommitteeIndividual.aspx?com=161&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R"> subcommittee that oversees the budgets for the Departments of Health, Mental Health and Social Services</A> voted to approve those agencies budgets&nbsp;without including Governor Jay Nixon’s (D)&nbsp;call<A href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/jay-nixon?page=3"> to expand Medicaid to an additional 259,000 Missourians next year</A>.&nbsp; <A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=100">State Representative Sue Allen</A>&nbsp;(R, Town and Country)&nbsp;chairs that subcommittee.</P> <P>“We can’t afford it…it’s not rocket science," Allen said.&nbsp; "If we expand, taking federal dollars now, which I do not believe would not use some state (general revenue), even with what we’re told the feds would do now, there will be a time (when) the feds will back off.” Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:30:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9631 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two Separate Mo. House Committees Reject Medicaid Expansion Efforts