Lincoln Hough

Missouri Senate rejects funding for voter-approved Medicaid expansion

BY: - April 29, 2021

The Missouri Senate voted against funding Medicaid expansion Wednesday night, after a debate that will not be the final word on whether 275,000 Missourians become eligible for coverage on July 1.  By a 14-20 vote, with four Republicans breaking ranks with the rest of their party, the Senate rejected an amendment to the Department of […]

Democrats vow court battle if lawmakers don’t fund Missouri Medicaid expansion

BY: - April 28, 2021

With the Missouri Senate poised for what promises to be a lengthy debate over Medicaid expansion, legislative Democrats said Tuesday that the fight over funding will move to the courts if lawmakers don’t approve money for the new coverage. During a rally on the Capitol Building lawn, Senate Democrats promised to push for adding the […]

Exterior Missouri State Capitol building

Missouri Medicaid expansion fails Senate committee on tie vote

BY: - April 22, 2021

The Senate Appropriations Committee set the stage for a lengthy floor debate on Medicaid expansion, with a split vote late Wednesday on a plan offered by Republican Sen. Lincoln Hough. Hough, vice chairman of the committee, and two other Republicans joined with all four Democrats in support of a proposal that would have implemented the […]

Senators grill Missouri labor director over unemployment debt actions

BY: - April 15, 2021

An angry Senate committee on Thursday dressed down the director of Missouri’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations for aggressive collection actions to recover unemployment benefits the state mistakenly paid during the pandemic. Sen. Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield, said he was suspicious of the timing of a notice posted Wednesday announcing the department would pause collections […]

The Missouri House floor for the 2019 State of the State address.

Missouri House plan to reject Medicaid expansion faces uncertain fate in the Senate

BY: - April 1, 2021

Republicans in the Missouri House finalized their plan to block funding for voter-approved Medicaid expansion on Thursday, giving final approval to its version of the state’s budget and sending it to the Senate. What happens next remains unclear. House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade said she’s confident the Senate will restore the $1.9 billion in Medicaid […]