Parson calls special session, setting up debate on contraceptives, Planned Parenthood

A special session to extend provider taxes essential to the state’s Medicaid program will begin at noon Wednesday, Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday afternoon. The announcement was issued just minutes after a noon deadline set...

Case dismissed against Black Fayette student arrested in two late-night raids

FAYETTE, Mo. — Christopher Turner bowed his head as he waited in the front wooden bench of the Howard County courthouse. His elbows rested on his knees, hands clenched tightly together.  Beside him, his girlfriend...

Capitol Perspectives: The price of a purge

A recent suggestion by a Missouri Senator of a Senate leadership purge reminded me about the last time the Senate's top leader was ousted. Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, made his suggestion in a letter to Republican...

Missouri Gov. Parson says he’ll slash budget if lawmakers don’t strike a deal on...

Gov. Mike Parson gave lawmakers a deadline of noon Tuesday to strike a deal to renew medical provider taxes vital to funding Medicaid or accept responsibility for more than $700 million in cuts from...

Judge to rule on Missouri Medicaid expansion lawsuit this week

A decision on whether Missouri must provide Medicaid coverage to working-age adults will come in “a day or so,” Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem said Monday at the end of a trial that...

Missouri: Don’t vote to legalize marijuana without including automatic expungement

Almost half of all individuals who are released from jail or prison in Missouri will be reincarcerated, according to the most recent data. In Illinois, where I used to work with people when they...

Missouri prison healthcare contract won by company accused of bid-rigging in Tennessee

The long-time contractor for medical services in Missouri’s prisons is protesting the state’s decision to award the business to a company that will charge more than lawmakers appropriated and is accused of bid-rigging to...

Will Missouri expand Medicaid? Lawsuit heads to trial today to answer that question

Backers of Medicaid expansion want the courts to find that lawmakers “hide elephants in mouseholes” and order the state to allow 275,000 people to enroll in the public healthcare system, attorneys for the state...

Special session on tax crucial for Medicaid in doubt over Planned Parenthood amendment

On Tuesday, Republicans appeared to have reached a fragile consensus around extending a tax crucial to Missouri’s Medicaid finances — opening the door for Gov. Mike Parson to call lawmakers into special session next...

More than 100 Missouri schools have bought ‘often unproven’ air-cleaning technology

This story was originally published as a collaboration between Kaiser Health News and St. Louis Public Radio. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Scott Dulle scoured the internet for ways to safely get kids back into...

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