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Greitens restores some funding to K-12 transportation, home services programs

Greitens restores some funding to K-12 transportation, home services programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After receiving $60 million in two recent settlements, Gov. Eric Greitens announced Thursday he would refund $52 million of that money into home-based service programs for the mentally and physically disabled and the elderly and school transportation, two areas he cut in his proposed budget. The governor will not release withheld funds into the budget but rather

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Initial deadline passes on MSA bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the adjournment of the Senate Thursday afternoon, the initial deadline to pass and sign a law to comply with a settlement agreement between Attorney General Chris Koster’s office and the tobacco companies named in the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) is set to pass Friday, April 15. The Senate will be out of session

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Tobacco loophole closure bill leaves committee after release of public opinion survey

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – SB 820, sponsored by Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, was voted out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday. The bill, identical to four preceding it, seeks to close the legal loophole that excludes companies who did not participate in the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) from making escrow deposits from tobacco

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