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Schaaf, Fitzpatrick headed towards collision course on managed care

Schaaf, Fitzpatrick headed towards collision course on managed care

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Rob Schaaf has made his opposition to managed care expansion well-known on this session, often speaking against the rollout of a new deal negotiated in 2015 to provide managed care to Missourians not located along the I-70 corridor. However, he reached a new pitch Thursday when he had strong words for

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8 changes to note in the House budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the Missouri House prepares to take up the House Budget Committee’s work this week, we take a look at a number of things in the budget that are noteworthy for a variety of reasons. We start with number one: the education foundation formula. 1. Fully funding the education foundation formula

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As other states reconsider Medicaid expansion, Missouri Republicans stand firmly opposed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While several red states have decided to review whether or not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) following the failure of Congress last week to repeal and replace the controversial law, Republican leaders in Missouri have made it known Medicaid expansion will not take place in the Show-Me

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House budget chair’s plan calls for full funding of K-12, major cuts to Medicaid funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The work on Missouri’s budget has been constant for the past month-and-a-half, with lawmakers receiving the Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget in early February. Since then, the House Budget Committee has met almost daily, holding a number of hearings with each department presenting their budgets. Republican Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget for

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Sater’s plan to cut Medicaid costs questioned by health care groups

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The American health care system is on the precipice of massive change, and Sen. David Sater believes he has a bill capable of helping Missouri get ahead of the curve. SB 28 would require the Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet, the state’s health

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The Speaker Who Will Deliver Right-to-Work

Speaker Todd Richardson will gavel the House to order Wednesday to start the 2017 legislative session, and economic development will dominate his agenda for the coming year and his final term in the General Assembly’s lower chamber. In his last two months in office, Gov. Jay Nixon has attempted to shore up his legacy by

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TWMP: Lt. Gov.-elect Parson and a Kansas City-filled panel

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics broadcasting from the Kansas City studio, host Scott Faughn talks with Lt. Gov.-elect Mike Parson about his ascension to the second highest office in the state, his plans to promote Missouri in the next four years, and his successful campaign against former Congressman Russ Carnahan. “Somebody

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New mailer attacks Koster on Medicare cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Republican Party is taking aim at Democratic candidate Chris Koster’s record on Medicare, this time via mail. The pamphlet claims Koster’s plan is to cut Medicare, saying the Democratic candidate is a “disaster for Missouri seniors”. The ad says Koster supports Obamacare, even though it cuts Medicare by $716

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Merideth says compromise is key to progress in Missouri

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – In just a few months, Representative Mike Colona will vacate his chair in the Missouri House, unable to run due to term limits. Barring an incredible upset from Teressa Ezell, the Green Party candidate in the 80th district, Peter Merideth will be the new state representative in the House. Merideth defeated

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Sifton faces tough challenger in fending off Jotte

ST. LOUIS – Sen. Scott Sifton has made a name for himself as one of the intellectual faces of the Democratic Party in Jefferson City. After a nine-year stint on the Affton School Board, and one lost bid for a House seat in 2002, Sifton made his way into the House in 2010. After just

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