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Expedited CON decision fast tracks approval of $2.3 million MRI in KC

Expedited CON decision fast tracks approval of $2.3 million MRI in KC

The Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee held an Expedited Certificate of Need “meeting” Tuesday to approve of a $2.3 million request to replace an MRI machine at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Expedited meetings do not occur in person. Instead, committee members usually review the information and vote via email on whether or

Rep. Holly Rehder dissolves the conference committee on HB 90, her PDMP bill, May 9, 2017. (Ben Peters/MISSOURI TIMES)

PDMP falters at finish line as Rehder dissolves conference committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an unexpected move Tuesday evening, Rep. Holly Rehder dissolved the conference committee for her bill to institute a statewide prescription drug monitoring plan, effectively accepting the Senate changes to the bill. Rehder evidently thought passing this version of the PDMP bill was the best she could do, especially after she

Eric Greitens gives his victory speech after winning the Republican nomination for governor Aug. 2, 2016

Gov.-elect Greitens is ‘serious’ about ethics reform

JEFFERSON  CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens is serious about ethics reform in Jefferson City, and his plans show it. It’s been one of the top priorities for the incoming Republican, whose message on the campaign trail centered on cleaning up corruption at the capitol. Voters took the first steps this past November, not only

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Democratic House and Senate caucuses choose new leaders

House Democrats met at the Missouri Credit Union House to elect new leaders for their party. Rep. Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City, was elected as the new minority floor leader for the Democrats, beating out Rep. Karla May. Rep. Gina Mitten, D-St. Louis, will serve as the assistant minority chair, and Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia,


University of Missouri System announces Mun Y. Choi as new president

COLUMBIA, Mo. – After nine months of searching, the University of Missouri system has selected a top administrator from the University of Connecticut to take over the role as president. The Missouri Board of Curators finalized the details to hire Mun Y. Choi, a provost at UConn, during the closed portion of their meeting Monday

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McCann Beatty, Kendrick, McGee look for Democratic leadership positions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the general election less than 3 months away, House Democrats have started their campaigns for caucus leadership. Reps. Gail McCann Beatty, Kip Kendrick and DaRon McGee have all expressed interest in running for new leadership positions. McCann Beatty set to run for minority leader Rep. Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City,


Oregon County land sale bill perfected in House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House voted Tuesday to perfect Rep. Robert Ross’, R-Yukon, to sell the lands acquired by the executive branch to build a new state park in Oregon County using funds acquired in the ASARCO settlement. The settlement money was supposed to be used to restore land in the effected area in

Kendrick files bill to alleviate student debt

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The student loan crisis has taken a central role in the Democratic presidential campaign, namely because Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has vowed to make college tuition free. However, his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and many of the Republican candidates, most notably Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, have rolled out

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Middleton steps into role as UM System president

COLUMBIA, Mo. – In a small, packed conference room in University Hall Thursday afternoon, filled with higher-ups, television cameras, reporters, students, faculty and members of the University of Missouri administration, Mike Middleton held a press conference to discuss his new role as the UM system’s interim president. Middleton taught law at the University of Missouri


Speaker Richardson releases intern policy change recommendations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, officially made his revised intern policy recommendations Friday after months of deliberation and discussion. The changes were prompted after a statewide uproar demanded change in the Capitol building after former Speaker John Diehl and former Sen. Paul LeVota both stepped down due to intern-related scandals.