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Legislative Update, March 2014

Mar 10, 2014 kevin

BUDGET TAKES NOVEL APPROACH TO SCHOOL FUNDING With Gov. Jay Nixon and Republican lawmakers at odds over how much revenue will be available for the upcoming state budget, House Budget Committee Chairman Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, on March 5 proposed an unorthodox approach to funding public education during the 2015 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Nixon’s ... Continue Reading

2013 Veto Session Recap

Sep 14, 2013 kevin

LEGISLATURE FAILS TO OVERRIDE NIXON ON TAXES, GUNS The General Assembly on Sept. 11 failed to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes of a pair of high-profile bills that separately sought to cut income taxes and increase taxes on perscription drugs, and nullify all federal gun laws in Missouri. Overriding the governor on those measures had ... Continue Reading

End of Session Report, May 2013

Sep 13, 2013 kevin

The following are summaries of selected bills passed in the  2013 session.   Further information is available at Veterans’ Courts SB 118 allows Missouri judicial circuits throughout to create veterans’ treatment courts to handle cases involving current and former military personnel with mental health or substance abuse issues. Missouri has already seen positive results from the ... Continue Reading

Legislative Update, April 2013

Apr 12, 2013 kevin

HOUSE PANEL PASSES GOP MEDICAID EXPANSION PLAN The House Government Oversight and Accountability Committee on April 3 voted 7-2 to advance a Republican-sponsored plan to expand Medicaid eligibility. As currently written, however, the bill fails to comply with eligibility requirements necessary to receive additional federal funding. After a largely procedural stop in another House committee, the ... Continue Reading

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