Missouri Legislature

Covering state lawmakers, bills, and policy emerging from Jefferson City.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon used his State of the State address Monday night to reiterate proposals made during recent stops across the state, including Medicaid expansion, but also endorsed a bond issuance, and made an ardent call for ethics reform.

More than $164 million of the Democratic Governor’s proposed budget for 2014 will need legislative approval, no guarantee with a Republican-controlled legislature, which holds a veto proof majority.

On the third stop of a three city tour Thursday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon reiterated his support for expanding Medicaid, indicating his budget plan for Fiscal Year 2014 will include federal funding that will provide health care for uninsured Missourians; an estimated 300,000 men, women and children. KSMU’s Scott Harvey was at the Springfield event and has this report.

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Political pundits couldn’t help but weigh in on Democrat Claire McCaskill’s 15 point victory Tuesday night over Republican challenger Todd Akin, a race for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat that gained a tremendous amount of attention following Congressman Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment.

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