Medicaid Expansion

Audio: Missouri Hospital Association comments on legislative effort to defund Medicaid expansion

The full Missouri House plans to get to work this week on the next state operating budget. Tensions could flare when lawmakers discuss a budget bill intended to defund a voter-approved Medicaid expansion effort. Missouri Hospital Association spokesman Dave Dillon tells Missourinet the fate of this effort has yet to play out.     Governor […]

Coronavirus Stimulus Payment Graphic

States question whether new federal stimulus law rules out tax cuts

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden’s massive pandemic stimulus law pumps a welcome infusion of federal aid into state and local government coffers — but one brief section is raising questions about whether states are barred from cutting their own taxes if they accept the federal help. The Senate added language to the COVID-19 relief package […]

Immigrants waving US Flags

Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Health departments in Missouri fighting a lack of vaccine as new tiers open up on state COVID-19 plan

Wondering where to go to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Missouri? On Friday, the state launched an interactive map detailing where over 1,100 providers are located across the state. But not all locations identified on the map as providing the vaccine, actually have vaccines on hand to administer. And reports that the federal government has already exhausted its […]

Darrin Molin receives COVID-19 Vaccine at Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital employee, Darrin Moulin, first to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Wright Memorial Hospital reports the first administration of the COVID-19 vaccine was Monday to a healthcare worker. Darrin Moulin is a registered nurse in the emergency department and received the first COVID-19 vaccination at Wright Memorial in Trenton. Staff have been preparing for the day and employees were described by a spokesman as “eager to […]

Veterans

109 veterans have died of COVID-19 in Missouri veterans homes since September 1

The Missouri Veterans Commission’s Veterans Homes continue to fight COVID-19, and according to spokesman Jamie Melchert, they are continuing daily testing using PCR and antigen testing; training on the proper use of PPE and enhanced PPE; cleaning and disinfecting and enhanced training in these areas; infection control inspections and additional training; additional supervision, including from […]

Scouting for Food

Trenton community donates almost 2,500 pounds of food during “Scouting for Food” drive

The “Scouting for Food” drive Saturday in Trenton collected 2,470 pounds of non-perishable food items, paper products, and personal hygiene items for the Grundy County Food Pantry. The donations were from residential areas in Trenton. Spokesman Dean Sager said the community was very generous in donating over 700 pounds more than in 2019. Sager noted […]