Tag: managed care

Rowden: ‘There are two paths forward’ for the Senate

ST. LOUIS – Sen. Caleb Rowden is the featured guest on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, and he spent much of his time talking with host Scott Faughn about the drama in the Senate, including his own inquiry of Sen. Rob Schaaf, the man who ground the […]

This Week in the General Assembly: Week of April 17

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This week in the Missouri legislature, the House perfected a number of bills this week and signed off on a few resolutions, while the Senate signed off on two House Bills, 51 and 34. The Senate appropriations committee was the thing everyone was watching for, as […]

Schaaf raises stakes in managed care fight

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On a point of personal privilege, Sen. Rob Schaaf admonished the Senate, Gov. Eric Greitens and the House Budget Committee in his continued one-man struggle against the state’s managed care expansion plan. For weeks, Schaaf has admonished the House’s budgeting process for the specifics of how managed […]

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 […]

Hospital threatens job cuts ahead of budget debate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — At least one hospital says they’ll be forced to lay off workers and slash services if lawmakers advance the Senate version of the state’s FY2016 budget. Lawmakers are reconvening in the Missouri Capitol this week with one big mountain to climb: the state’s $26 billion budget, […]

Budget passes in Senate despite lengthy filibuster attempt

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers who plan to send Gov. Jay Nixon a budget weeks ahead of schedule hit a speed bump Tuesday night when senators nearly failed to advance a bill to fund the state Department of Social Services in the coming fiscal year because of a debate tied […]