Medicaid Expansion

Missouri lawmakers to hear testimony on Medicaid expansion and tax credits

Missouri lawmakers will hear testimony on Tuesday in Jefferson City about potential impacts on the state budget if voters approve Medicaid expansion in August. Medicaid, which is officially called MO HealthNet in Missouri, is a federal and state program that assists with medical costs for residents with limited incomes. Missouri voters will cast ballots on […]

Three Missouri prisons to reopen to visitors this week with restrictions

Starting this Thursday, Algoa Correctional Center in central Missouri’s Jefferson City, South Central Correctional Center in Licking and Chillicothe Correctional Center in northwest Missouri will begin allowing visitors again. Since the spread of the coronavirus, Missouri’s state prisons have been closed to families, friends, and acquaintances of inmates. Restrictions •All visitors must call the facility […]

Medicaid

Audio: Telemedicine services to be offered to some Medicaid users at no cost

The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities has signed a deal with StationMD to offer telemedicine services at no cost to about 15,000 Medicaid Waiver users. The company offers virtual access 24/7 to emergency physicians specifically trained to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program is an addition to the current medical care offered […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Parson: Missouri is prepared and ready to reopen for business today

Missouri will fully reopen for business on Tuesday morning, June 16, 2020, and will enter phase two of its “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan.” Governor Mike Parson tells Capitol reporters in Jefferson City that the move comes just over 90 days since Missouri’s first COVID-19 case. “It is truly incredible to think how far Missouri has […]

Deadly Shooting

Sedalia woman killed after reportedly threatening to shoot Missouri deputy

A Pettis County Sheriff’s Office deputy in west-central Missouri shot and killed a 25-year-old Sedalia woman Saturday night after she reportedly threatened to shoot the officer. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting. Patrol Sgt. Andy Bell says Hannah Fizer was pulled over near U.S. Highway 50 for allegedly speeding, driving carelessly, and […]

School Funding

Missouri works to avoid K-12 funding decline from coronavirus inflicted attendance drop

Some health experts predict a spike in coronavirus cases this fall – putting Missouri K-12 public schools in a potential funding dilemma. Missouri’s foundation formula – the system used to determine how much state aid to give to schools – is based on a combination of components, including student attendance figures and academic achievement. During […]

Motorcycle Rider With Helmet

Missouri motorcycle helmet legislation still under review

Missouri’s governor is still reviewing legislation that would allow some motorcyclists to ride without a helmet. The provision is included in a large transportation bill that is now on Governor Mike Parson’s desk. Parson’s spokeswoman, Kelli Jones, told Missourinet on Wednesday that the large bill is still under review. Current Missouri law requires every person operating […]

Police brutality

Missouri Congressman introduces legislation intended to prevent police brutality

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay and a chorus of other lawmakers have introduced sweeping legislation designed to crack down on police brutality problems. Clay, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Black Caucus, want to reign in on police using deadly force and want to require an independent prosecutor for all police killings. Clay, […]