The Missouri Senate has passed legislation extending several health care taxes that help generate about $3 billion annually for state's Medicaid program.
The special taxes are levied on such things hospitals, nursing homes and pharmacies. They are used to draw down federal Medicaid money, which is then distributed to health care providers through various programs.
Missouri's health care taxes are to expire Sept. 30.
The redistricting map passed by the Mo. House is currently before the Mo. Senate.
Credit Mo. Senate
This is the redistricting map passed by a Mo. Senate commitee.
Credit Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio
An alternate map proposed by State Sen. Robin Wright-Jones (D, St. Louis) would preserve most of the congressional district currently held by fellow Democrat Russ Carnahan (NOTE: A digital copy of the map was not available at press time).