Mary Fox

Missouri public defenders set to hire 53 attorneys with extra funds in state budget

BY: - June 18, 2021

Mary Fox stood before a room full of mostly law-school grads last week to make her case.  “Public defenders are typically warriors, activists or caretakers, and often some of each of those characteristics,” Fox, the director of the state’s public defender system, told them.  “As warriors, we are the attorneys who are in court every […]

Bill would add $1 billion to Missouri spending, revise Medicaid payment system

BY: - April 6, 2021

The biggest item in a $1 billion supplemental spending bill would set aside money for a new method of making Medicaid payments, but exactly how it would work or how much it would cost is unknown. The House Budget Committee on Tuesday held a public hearing on the bill that would also increase payments to […]