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23 arrested following Medicaid expansion protest

JEFFERSON CITY - A visitor's gallery of singing and chanting protesters calling for Medicaid expansion led to the arrest of 23 by Capitol Police.

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House and Senate budget leaders back Gov. Nixon’s plan to rebuild Fulton State Mental Hospital

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon said today that the agreement by legislators to back his plan to rebuild Missouri’s only maximum-security psychiatric facility in Fulton will strengthen public safety across the state.  The House and Senate budget conference committee announced today that the Fiscal Year 2015 budget would follow the Governor’s recommendation for a strategic bond issuance to replace the crumbling and dangerous Fulton State Mental Hospital. The Governor urged the House and Senate to pass this vital portion of the budget and send it to his desk.

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New healthcare navigator regulations being pushed

JEFFERSON CITY - The House Health Insurance Committee has approved legislation that would require a state-licensed navigator pass a test given by the Insurance Department.
The bill also would require the applicant undergo finger printing for background checks.

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Senator's passionate plea leads to passage of hemp oil measure

JEFFERSON CITY - Passionate plea from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-St. Louis County, lead to the passage of a hemp oil measure, Thursday May 1.

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Missouri ranks first in its region for new facilities and expansions, Gov. Nixon announces

• Missouri leads its neighbors in new expansions and job creation
JEFFERSON CITY— Site Selection Magazine ranked Missouri first in the North West Central Region for the 2013 Governor’s Cup awards, Gov. Jay Nixon announced. More than 125 businesses either expanded their facilities or opened new facilities in the Show-Me State in 2013, an increase of 57 expansions over the previous year.

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Gov. Nixon announces veto of Senate Bill 509 during visit to Gateway/Hubert Wheeler School for the Severely Disabled

• Unfair, unaffordable and dangerous scheme would undermine support for essential public services, short-change working families
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – During a visit to the Gateway/Hubert Wheeler School for the Disabled in St. Louis today, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that he would veto Senate Bill 509, calling the bill an unaffordable, unfair and dangerous scheme that would drain funding from public services and do nothing to help working families.

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