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

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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Lawmakers voice concerns about new state parks

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last week, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that he had approved the creation of three new state parks, but some lawmakers question whether or not those new public lands best serve Missourians. The three parks; Ozark Mountain State Park, Bryant Creek State Park, and Eleven Point State Park; comprise a total of


Senate Tip Sheet: Eight Days Before General Election

The Senate has pretty much broken down into one competitive race and one to keep an eye on. Because Republicans have won so many seats and two of the Democrat-leaning districts have Republican incumbents seeking reelection with Sen. Gary Romine and Sen. Ryan Silvey, the map is very small. Republicans are hoping the 1st and


Senate Hourly Updates: Veto Session Edition

8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Messages from the House Order of business of vetoed House bills HB 1414 (Munzlinger) – Prohibits certain agricultural data from being subject to public disclosure laws Opponents say this would damage the tenets of the Sunshine law Some dissention from Schaaf Senate votes to override governor’s veto 23-7. HB 1432 (Wieland)

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Nixon urges lawmakers to consider his stances before veto session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon held his final press conference before a veto session Wednesday afternoon, and he urged lawmakers to look carefully at the bills he has vetoed since the end of the 2016 session. He asked reporters, legislators, and Missouri citizens alike to read his website’s veto letters to communicate why he

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Nixon signs bill to enable state review of Obamacare plans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon signed SB 865 into law Tuesday as a way to enable the Missouri Department of Insurance to review the rates offered by plans under the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare. As of now, the only regulators able to investigate those rates are at the federal level,


Richard creates three committees for interim

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard announced Wednesday three new interim committees for 2015. Various senators will return to Jefferson City this summer and fall to serve on the Senate Interim Committees on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment, MO HealthNet Pharmacy Benefits, and Long-Term Care Facilities. Richard told MissouriNet Wednesday that the three committees

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Livestock liability bill perfected in Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A bill from Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, relating to livestock trespass liability was perfected in the Senate Tuesday, but that does not mean some legislators did not have a beef with the bill. Parson’s bill would save the bacon of livestock owners whose livestock gets onto someone else’s property and causes

Committee hears Onder’s bill on abortion regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion activists filled Senate Hearing Room 1 to capacity early Tuesday morning to discuss a new bill from Sen. Bob Onder, R-O’Fallon, which would bring a new wave of restrictions on abortion to Missouri. SB 644, which was heard by the Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee, creates

Missouri Right to Life announces priority legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Right to Life (MRL), the primary anti-abortion advocate in the state, released their priority legislation for the 2016 legislative session Friday. The group has come out in support of two Senate bills and 11 House bills, four of which were written by Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton. Franklin filed legislation as