Absentee Voting

Missouri Legislature gives final approval to absentee ballot legislation; photo ID requirement stripped out

Absentee ballot legislation that expands voting by mail through the rest of 2020 is on its way to Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s desk, after receiving final approval from the House in Jefferson City on Friday evening. The final House vote was 121-24 and came with about 30 minutes to spare before the mandatory 6 p.m. […]

Medicaid

Audio: Supplemental budget passed by Missouri lawmakers expands Medicaid and funding for child care

One of the Missouri House Budget Committee’s senior members says the six-point-two billion dollar supplemental budget approved by the Legislature on Wednesday expands Medicaid to those impacted by the coronavirus and are below the poverty level. Versailles GOP State Representative David Wood chairs the Appropriations subcommittee on social services.     The budget contains funding […]

Medicaid

Audio: Missouri House Speaker says Medicaid expansion would “Blow Hole” in state budget

The Missouri House Speaker and House Democrats view the issue of Medicaid expansion differently. GOP Speaker Elijah Haahr of Springfield says Medicaid expansion would hurt education, by taking dollars out of the classroom.     Statistics provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) show the number of Missourians on Medicaid has dropped from […]

Farm Service Agency FSA

Farm Service Agency expands payment options

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program debt repayments, and administrative service fees, as well as to purchase aerial maps. “Our customers have […]

Paper Cutout of family (Insurance)

Audio: Missouri will become third state to make insurers cover therapies for disabled kids

Missouri will soon become the third state in the country to make insurance companies cover therapies for disabled kids.     In 2010, the Missouri Legislature passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover therapies for the state’s autistic children. A measure passed this year expands the 2010 policy by mandating insurers to include physical, […]

Pothole

Missouri Department of Transportation: “We are working as hard as we can to fill the potholes”

Missouri Department of Transportation crews will be focusing on repairs through April. Crews started working to address the pesky potholes as soon as there was a break in the weather. MoDOT will have about 300 pothole patching crews statewide working to make roadways safer. About 400,000 potholes have been patched during the first two months […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee expands list of discount medications

Hy-Vee announces the expansion of its discount medications list to assist customers with lowering healthcare costs. The new medication list went into effect February 1st and is available to all patients with no enrollment fees. The new list includes an increased number of cholesterol, diabetes, gastrointestinal, mental health, women’s health and men’s health medications offered at […]

Pothole

Winter weather takes toll on north Missouri roads

Across Northwest Missouri, the effects of winter weather are evident everywhere you look frozen ground, canceled classes, snow-covered fields, and potholes. The Missouri Department of Transportation normally launches its pothole efforts in March, but with the extreme weather we’ve faced this year, the roads are taking a beating. When they’re not out plowing ice and […]