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MO unemployment bill prompted by federal rules
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Legislation awaiting action by Gov. Jay Nixon seeks to comply with federal mandates for Missouri's unemployment benefits system.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Kansas City Star
Missouri is failing to protect at-risk children
Records reluctantly released by the state’s Department of Social Services reveal appalling miscalculations by child protection workers in Clay County that contributed to the death of a 4-year-old boy, Lucas Barnes Webb.
Reform Update: Proponents of Medicaid expansion weigh next moves
As many state legislative sessions have finished or are nearing completion, advocates of expanding Medicaid eligibility are looking at their next steps.
KRCG-TV Jefferson City
Mo. counties to receive aid after April storms
Gov. Jay Nixon says federal help is being offered to residents and businesses in several eastern Missouri counties affected by severe weather in April.
Governor should veto bill aimed at state income tax cuts
Now that the Missouri legislature mercifully has adjourned for the year, Gov. Jay Nixon should waste no time in vetoing House Bill 253, the final iteration of the unfair, unwise and unproductive session-long effort to cut state income tax rates.
Tue May 21, 2013
State declares risk low for preschooler, 5 days later he was dead
Born Jan. 3, 2008, Lucas knew much pain and suffering in his four short years. Missouri social workers either dismissed or overlooked signs that he was abused, including comments made by the little boy himself.
Medicaid to remain on Gov. Nixon's agenda
The Democratic governor campaigned throughout this year's legislative session to increase Medicaid eligibility for lower-income adults as called for under the federal health care law.
KCPT-TV Kansas City
Ruckus May 16, 2013
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT? Both Missouri and Kansas legislatures are in the waning days of their current session.
Mo. bill would analyze eating disorder coverage
A proposal to study the effects of mandatory health insurance coverage for eating disorders is awaiting the signature of Missouri Gov.
Saint Louis Front Page
St. Louis Ranks 7th in Dog Attacks on Postal Workers
St. Louis Ranks 7th in Dog Attacks on Postal Workers ST. LOUIS, MO, , May 16, 2013 - As a prelude to National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the Postal Service has released its dog attack city rankings - St.
Mon May 20, 2013
Gov. Jay Nixon Sees 'Major Win' for Missouri at Chesterfield Groundbreaking
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon stopped by Chesterfield Monday to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new, $150 million global headquarters for Reinsurance Group of America.
Freeman resigns as Missouri's director of social services
Missouri's director of the Department of Social Services, Alan Freeman, has resigned to resume his previous role as president and chief executive of Grace Hill Health Centers Inc.
River Front Times
Planned Parenthood To Missouri Pols: End The "Campaign Against Women's Health"
The Missouri legislative session ended last week and one of the many successes the state GOP is celebrating is the passage of a bill to add restrictions to the "abortion pill." It's one of several Republican initiatives that Planned Parenthood is now slamming in the aftermath of the session.
River Front Times
Missouri's Approved Gun Bills: Makes Concealed-Carry Permits Easier to Get
The legislative session in Missouri is finally over. And after months of heated debates on guns, lawmakers have sent controversial bills to the governor that would dramatically change the concealed-carry permit application process -- and increase protections for gun owners.
Sun May 19, 2013
Mo. lawmakers give mixed results on business aid
Missouri lawmakers revamped four of the state's main business incentives on the final day of their legislative session, but failed Friday to pass a broader measure that would have scaled back costly tax credits for developers.
Sat May 18, 2013
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Todd Graves, a Platte County resident and prominent Kansas City attorney, has been appointed special counsel for the Bipartisan Investigative Committee on Privacy Protection.
Nixon, Republicans clashed over Medicaid, campaign finance and drivers' licenses
Gov. Jay Nixon began the year with ambitious priorities to start of his second term but ran into a wall of opposition from the Republican Legislature.
Mo. lawmakers pass budget patch for kids' program
Legislation passed in the closing hours of Missouri's annual session Friday could patch a hole in the state budget for early childhood programs and some health care initiatives.
The Kansas City Star
Royals pitcher James Shields puts minimansion on the market
One day after Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday on May 8, she picked up her Missouri driver’s license.
Fri May 17, 2013
Nixon Threatens Layoffs Over 8-Month Budget For Missouri's Motor Vehicles Division
Governor Jay Nixon is threatening to lay off state workers unless Republican lawmakers fully fund the Missouri Department of Revenue's Motor Vehicles Division for a full fiscal year.