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Spending bill for Medicaid expansion raises questions about intent

The $1.6 billion cost of expanding Medicaid to approximately 275,000 uninsured Missourians has been segregated from other spending in the upcoming budget year by...

‘Compromise to be had’: School choice bills face both success and...

It was a mixed week for education reform in the Missouri legislature, with historic success in one chamber and gridlock in the other. An education...

Missouri Republicans look to reinstate voter ID requirement

About 137,700 registered voters in Missouri did not have a state-issued identification in 2017, according to an analysis from the Secretary of State’s Office.  Another...

Missouri judge granted victory to transparency advocates. Weeks later, he reversed...

Government transparency advocates celebrated a victory in late December, when a Cole County judge ruled the Missouri governor’s office was illegally redacting information from...

‘Imaginary friend’: Missouri Gaming Commissioners fight over secret report on licensing

A report on Missouri Gaming Commission license investigations, so secret only the five commissioners themselves have seen it, is the fruit of “imaginary” allegations...

Bill increasing penalties for protesters wins initial approval in Missouri Senate

Republican state Senators advanced sweeping legislation early Tuesday morning aimed at penalizing protestors who block streets, while also providing further protections for law enforcement...

Missouri in line for $4.5 billion from federal stimulus bill

Last spring, as Missouri businesses shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, Gov. Mike Parson warned that the state was headed for the worst financial...

Funding safe havens: Increase sought in tax credit for domestic violence...

A group of donors walked through the halls of Rainbow House, an emergency children's shelter in Columbia. Artwork from kids who'd spent time at...

Democrats push for release of secret report on Missouri Gaming Commission...

Democrats on the House Budget Committee are pushing the Missouri Gaming Commission to release a report on licensing investigations that cost $395,000. During a hearing...

School choice bills have been pushed in Missouri for years. Will...

Missouri’s legislative leaders have spent the last decade vowing to pass significant school-choice legislation. Yet despite massive GOP majorities in both the House and the...

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