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 […]

Audio: LIFT program to help farmers, small businesses recover, rebuild

State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick launched a program named LIFT, Linked Deposits to Invest and Fund a Timely Recovery, for small businesses and farmers hit by weather disasters.     The LIFT program offers higher loans, lowest interest rates and faster approval than the states regular linked deposit program. That’s where state money (from investments) is […]

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Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway releases audits of State Treasurer’s Office

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released two audit reports of the State Treasurer’s Office. A closeout audit was completed to assist in the transition for the newly appointed treasurer. The State Treasurer’s Office is also audited annually, in accordance with state law. As with audits of the office issued since 2016, the reports had […]

Audio: Oh, the things you’ll find in the Missouri Unclaimed Property division

State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and his staff have made some interesting unclaimed property findings.     The Unclaimed Property Division within the Missouri Treasurer’s Office is like a treasure chest of items with historical, sentimental and monetary value. Some rare items include a copy of a land grant from the 1850s with the signature of […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: Missouri legislator cautions lawmakers about drafting duck boat regulations

A state legislator cautions lawmakers to wait until all facts have been released before drafting regulations aimed at preventing additional deaths on duck boat tours. Shell Knob State Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick tells Missourinet not enough information has surfaced about the boat sinking this month in Branson that killed 17 people aboard.     Fitzpatrick, who […]

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Several Missouri tax credits see chopping block, including low income housing

(MissouriNet) – Several Missouri tax credits will not be issued beginning in July, including one to finance low-income housing. The Missouri Housing Development Commission – MHDC – killed off the housing program in the current fiscal year, claiming it has a poor rate of return. Republican House Budget Chair Scott Fitzpatrick said his committee’s decision […]

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Audio: More lawmaker reaction to legislative committee examining Missouri Department of Agriculture’s funding

The Missouri House Budget Committee’s ranking Democrat supports Portageville GOP State Representative Don Rone’s call for additional funding for the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA). House Minority Whip Kip Kendrick of Columbia tells Missourinet that MDA’s Division of Plant Industries is underfunded.     Missouri lawmakers decided in 2010 to fund that division with fees. […]