Jay Barnes

Mo. State Budget
8:16 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Missouri House Passes FY2015 State Budget

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Missouri House has passed all 13 budget bills with an estimated $26.6 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1.

During Thursday's round of budget votes, House Democrats began sharply criticizing this year's budget writing process. Along with Gov. Jay Nixon, they disagree with House Republicans about how much revenue they think the state will take in.  State Rep. Margo McNeil, D-Hazelwood, accused GOP leaders of crafting an unnecessarily low budget.

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Politically Speaking
4:06 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Politically Speaking: 'Right To Work,' Rep. Barnes And Medicaid

Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon.

On this week’s podcast, Jason and Jo discuss the roadblocks to getting “right to work” on the ballot and why upcoming campaign finance reports matter. For the rest of the show, the Politically Speaking crew talks with Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City.

During the show, Barnes described his proposal to expand Medicaid – which some see as an alternative to the straight-up Medicaid expansion that Gov. Jay Nixon supports. Barnes also discussed his efforts to find out more about Missouri’s unsuccessful bid to lure Boeing’s 777X to Missouri.

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9:23 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Meeting Between Nixon & GOP Chairmen On Medicaid In Jeopardy

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A scheduled meeting between Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) and Republican legislative leaders over Medicaid reform is now in jeopardy because of a disagreement over the meeting's location and format.

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6:42 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Barnes Presents 'Cost Estimates' Of Potential Mo. Medicaid Expansion

Mo. State Rep. Jay Barnes (R, Jefferson City)
Mo. House Communications

The chair of a Missouri House interim committee on Medicaid has offered the beginnings of a potential plan to overhaul the system.

It includes expanding Medicaid coverage to around 225,000 adults while eliminating or reducing coverage for children and blind adults eligible for federally subsidized insurance policies.  State Representative Jay Barnes (R, Jefferson City) says the potential changes could save the state around $42 million by the time they're fully implemented.

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7:42 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Second Day Of Medicaid Hearings; Several GOP House Members Remain Opposed to Expansion

The Mo. House Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation conducts a second day of hearings at the Mo. Capitol on Oct. 30, 2013.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

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.

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6:42 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Mo. House Committee Kicks Off Series Of Medicaid Hearings

The Mo. House Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation holds the first in a series of meetings on Sept. 26, 2013.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A series of hearings by state lawmakers into Missouri's Medicaid system has begun.

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2:55 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Mo. House Speaker Announces Formation Of Two Committees On Medicaid

Mo. House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) formally announces the formation of two interim committees on Medicaid on June 20th, 2013.
Tim Bommel, Mo. House Communications

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.

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Doe Run
5:18 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Bill Sent To Mo. Gov. Nixon Would Cap Lead Contamination Punitive Damages

The lead smelter in Herculaneum, Mo. run by Doe Run Resources.

One of two bills that would limit punitive damages in lead contamination cases is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon (D).

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Missouri State Budget/Medicaid
4:45 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Mo. House Rejects Senate Version Of State Budget, Defeats Another Medicaid Expansion Attempt

Mo. House of Representatives
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Missouri House has formally rejected the Senate version of the state budget, setting the stage for final negotiations over the state’s spending plan for next year.

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1:33 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Alternate Medicaid Proposal Dead For 2013 Mo. Regular Session

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

An alternate Medicaid expansion bill that contained some reforms sought by Missouri House Republicans is all but dead this year.

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