Category: Legislature

Medicaid committee hears testimony, information on Arkansas model

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The House Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation has a difficult task. The Committee, chaired by Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, is tasked with making recommendations, even possibly offering legislation, on the politically charged subject of Medicaid expansion. Whether or not Missouri should expand Medicaid eligibility to […]

Urban Agriculture Act takes effect, begins implementation

ST. LOUIS — Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City, listened to a program on National Public Radio during 2007 when he learned about the White Dog Café in Philadelphia, a restaurant that buys locally sourced food to promote sustainability. Holsman’s primary initiative is energy independence, but after learning about White Dog, […]

Kelly could pursue Senate depending on Webber’s plans, but won’t run for House seat again

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Columbia Democrat Rep. Chris Kelly will not seek reelection in his House district, he says, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the end of his political career. Kelly says right now, he is urging fellow Columbia Democrat Rep. Stephen Webber to run for Senate District 19, currently occupied […]

Allegations surface about DoA work environment, Aycock turns down director spot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Department of Agriculture is under fire after allegations of a “hostile work environment” appear to have led to the departure of director Jon Hagler. Last week, yet another Department employee filed a complaint against both the Department and the director. Beth Ewers, the agency’s associate […]

Rocky Miller in full recovery from stroke, calls it a “blessing in disguise”

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Rocky Miller, R-Osage Beach, is calling his stroke just over a week ago a “blessing in disguise.” After several days of severe headaches, vomiting and vertigo, which was originally misdiagnosed as an inner ear infection, Miller checked into the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson […]

Kelly speaks to Show-Me Cannabis town hall, expresses support of legalization efforts

MOBERLY, Mo. — During a Show-Me Cannabis town hall meeting Tuesday night, Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, expressed his support of the legalization of marijuana to the room of supporters, but did say he had some concerns he wants to wade through before he backs any legislative efforts. The event Tuesday […]