Jul 20, 2017 – Weekly Capitol Update

DORMANT SPECIAL SESSION ON ABORTION TO REVIVE JULY 24 The dormant special legislative session on abortion regulations will revive on July 24 when the full Senate convenes to consider its next move on a more restrictive bill sent back from the House of Representatives. The session began June 12 but been on hold for more […]

Jul 6, 2017 – Weekly Capitol Update

GREITENS SIGNS BUDGET, UNILATERALLY CUTS $191 MILLION Gov. Eric Greitens on June 30 signed into law the bills that make up the $27.75 billion state operating budget for the 2018 fiscal year, but unilaterally imposed about $191 million in spending restrictions he said are needed to put the budget in balance due to lowered expectations […]

Want to know more about Medicaid in MO?

Nearly 1 million Missourians – low income seniors, people with disabilities, children, pregnant women, and very low-income parents – access healthcare coverage through the state’s Medicaid program known as MO HealthNet. The Missouri Budget Project has an excellent, short series of slides that explains the impact of Medicaid in Missouri. View it here.

More funding cuts likely for MU

The rationale differs markedly for the additional likely cuts in state funding for MU… “Part of it is probably related to some people holding off on realizing income with the hope that the Congress will lower taxes given the new administration,” Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, said. Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, said the shortfalls have more to […]