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Missourians, health care providers pause plans as Medicaid expansion heads to...

Nina Canaleo wishes she could have known years ago she would one day be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Maybe then she could have better...

Electric buses, asphalt and bridges: Politicians jostle for federal transportation cash

WASHINGTON — The nearly $1 billion that U.S. Rep. Garret Graves is seeking through Congress’ revamped earmarks process isn’t a typo.  The Louisiana Republican says Baton...

Advocates fear homeless crisis with federal eviction moratorium on shaky legal...

At least once a day, housing advocate Melissa Pashia speaks to someone who is living in a car.  Once the situation gets to this point,...

Bill shielding Missouri businesses from most COVID-related lawsuits heads to governor

In the last hour of the 2021 legislative session, the Missouri House sent a sweeping bill that would shield businesses from most COVID related...

Missouri lawmakers head home without passing bill crucial to Medicaid funding

Missouri lawmakers ended the 2021 legislative session with a $2 billion question left unanswered.  For the first time in 30 years, the General Assembly failed...

Missouri lawmakers pass bill to collect taxes on online sales

In legislative jargon, it’s called the Wayfair fix. What it means is a change in state law that makes online retailers liable to the state...

In final days of Missouri’s legislative session, dueling COVID liability bills...

It's a race to the finish to see which version of a dueling set of COVID liability bills will find its way to the...

Parson moves to end federal unemployment aid for out-of-work Missourians

Unemployed Missourians who are receiving federal payments to supplement their state benefits will lose that extra money after June 12, Gov. Mike Parson announced...

Opponents scuttle effort to add benefit limits to Missouri unemployment debt...

A bill to forgive mistakenly paid unemployment benefits from 2020 will include a waiver for debts to the state but won’t include provisions limiting...

With ‘Amtrak Joe’ in the White House, states hope for a...

Stu Nicholson has been trying for decades without success to get Amtrak—or any other passenger rail service—to come to Columbus, Ohio. As director of All...

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