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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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Missouri unemployment reform act sent to governor

JEFFERSON CITY - Acting up on the job could land Missourians without unemployment benefits, under a measure sent to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk, Tuesday April 29.

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