Medicaid

Audio: Will the Missouri Senate back the House’s attempt to defund Medicaid expansion? Senate President Dave Schatz weighs in

The Missouri House has passed the next state operating budget – without funding voter-approved Medicaid expansion. The $34.1 billion budget plan is now in the hands of the Republican-controlled Senate. Missouri Senate President Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, gives his thoughts to Missourinet affiliate KTUI in Sullivan about whether he expects the upper chamber to fund the expansion.   […]

Lawsuit

Audio: Missouri Senate passes protections against COVID-19 lawsuits

The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would protect some businesses and organizations from COVID-19 exposure lawsuits. The legislation is designed to protect businesses like health care providers, manufacturers, schools, and churches from such lawsuits in many instances. Under the bill, the lawsuits must be filed within a year of an alleged COVID-19 exposure. […]

Lieutenant Colonel Malik A. Henderson

Missouri State Highway Patrol Assistant Superintendent, Malik Henderson, to retire after 32-years of service

Lieutenant Colonel Malik A. Henderson, assistant superintendent, will retire effective December 1, 2020, after over 32 years of service. Henderson was appointed to the Patrol on July 1, 1988, as a member of the 60th Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, Henderson was assigned to Troop E, Zone […]

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Missouri receives $6 million in federal aid to create thousands of tech apprenticeships

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation is deploying $6 million in federal funding to create 5,300 new tech industry apprenticeships. During a virtual event Monday, President Dan Mehan calls the investment a game-changer. “There is an apprenticeship revolution going on in Missouri,” he says. “Over the last two years, our state ranks second […]

Fatal Crash

Audio: Missouri reports 800 traffic-related deaths so far this year – an increase of nearly 100

Missouri has had 800 traffic-related deaths so far this year. During the same period last year, Missouri had 711. During a Missouri Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says the spike in traffic deaths have occurred despite fewer drivers on the roadways.     During a Missouri Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit, […]

Open Air Event

Princeton Chamber to hold event on Saturday to celebrate “Queen of the Cowgirls”

The Princeton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an open-air event to celebrate Queen of the Cowgirls, Miss Calamity Jane Kyla Coffman, and her court. A cowgirl horse ride about town will go through Princeton the afternoon of Saturday, October 3rd at 4 o’clock. Amy Cool with the chamber says the parade will start at the […]

Music Festival

Princeton Chamber of Commerce to host open-air music this Saturday

The Princeton Chamber of Commerce will host an open-air concert this Saturday evening, August 22, 2020. The event will feature traditional German music of Karl Schoeder followed by local Christian Band Steadfast Grace. Those attending can have dinner served on-site by Norm’s Barbecue with fresh-squeezed lemonade to be provided by the Princeton chamber of commerce. […]

Medicaid Expansion

Audio: Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman opposes Medicaid expansion ballot measure

The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee chairman is speaking out against an August Medicaid expansion ballot measure, saying it pits the Medicaid population against children. Cosby State Senator Dan Hegeman says Medicaid’s current budget in Missouri is about 12-billion dollars.     Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Hegeman tells Capitol reporters that Amendment Two doesn’t provide […]

Medicaid Expansion

Missouri’s state Treasurer, Scott Fitzpatrick, is warning against Medicaid expansion

Missouri’s state treasurer and the House Budget Committee chairman will travel across the state on Monday, urging Missourians to vote against Medicaid expansion on the August ballot. Medicaid, which is formally known as MO HealthNet, is a federal and state program that assists with medical costs for residents with limited incomes. House Budget Committee Chairman […]

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 […]

Scholarship

Chillicothe High School graduate receives STEM Signing Day scholarship

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognized 25 students from the state for committing to further their education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math Friday, June 26th. The Second Annual Missouri STEM Signing Day Award Ceremony was streamed on the Missouri Chamber’s Facebook page. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship and […]