Gas Tax

Audio: AAA spokesman says Missouri gas tax proposal’s “bait and switch” language could have led to its demise

The Missouri Legislature is expected to make highway funding a top issue in the upcoming session, according to Triple-A spokesman Mike Right.     Right says one of the reasons November’s ballot measure failed was likely from “bait and switch” language. Proposition D would have increased the gas tax by two and a half cents […]

Farm Bill

Audio: Missouri House delegation to Washington “all in with farm bill”

Almost the entire Missouri delegation to the U.S. House voted in favor of the farm bill that passed the chamber with resounding bipartisan support. Democrat Emanuel Cleaver is happy it’ll go to President Trump without the increased work requirement for SNAP recipients his Republican colleagues in the House tried to include.     Republican Vicky […]

Right To Work

Audio: Missouri Senator alarmed by Right-to-Work bill making quick return after major defeat

Farmington State Senator Gary Romine says he’s alarmed by fellow Republicans and the governor bringing back a Right-to-Work bill next year. In the August primary election, Missourians overwhelmingly opposed a Right-to-Work measure.     Romine, whose district includes a large number of union workers, says Missourians have spoken in an astounding way by strongly defeating […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Governor Parson announces creation of a Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Task Force

Saying that safeguarding the integrity of the state’s Medicaid program is vital, Missouri Governor Mike Parson has announced the creation of a Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Task Force. The governor was joined at Friday’s announcement by incoming Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who says the program is intended for Missouri’s most vulnerable.     Former House […]

Healthcare

Enrollment deadline for health insurance arriving on December 15th

The enrollment period for individual health insurance plans sold on the federal Marketplace or directly by an insurance company ends on December 15, 2018. Individuals who haven’t shopped for insurance plans are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.  Insurance companies offering plans in 2019 are Healthy Alliance Life Insurance Company (Anthem), Ambetter from […]

Healthcare

New report on the Health Insurance Market in Missouri released by Missouri Department of Insurance

A new report on the health insurance markets in Missouri was recently released by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions, and Professional Registration. The report, which focuses on major medical coverage, makes use of diverse data sources to provide an overview of Missouri’s health insurance market. In addition to data possessed by the DIFP, […]

Congested Roads (traffic)

Audio: 1.1 million Missourians to travel during Thanksgiving holiday time

About 1.1 million Missourians are projected to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday time. Triple-A Missouri auto club spokesman Mike Right says several reasons impact the roughly 4.7-percent increase from last year.     About 54.3 million Americans are traveling by planes, trains, and automobiles during this Thanksgiving holiday.     Mike Right with Triple-A says  Missouri gas […]