Thousands of low-income parents would see their state child-care subsidies reduced under a budget plan passed by a Missouri Senate committee.
The plan approved Tuesday would reduce monthly child-care subsidies for about 6,600 children while extending benefits to an estimated 570 children whose parents currently earn too much to qualify.
Another filibuster in the Missouri Senate may be brewing, this time over redistricting.
Majority Floor Leader Tom Dempsey (R, St. Charles) says he expects fellow GOP Senator Bill Stouffer (R, Napton) to try and block the redistricting map passed this week by the House, and possibly the Senate version as well.
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