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State and Regional News

Federal funding cuts have led to Missouri's shrinking healthcare work force

JEFFERSON CITY - Federal funding cuts have cost Missouri hospitals jobs and led to the shutdown of two facilities according to some health officials.

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The main health care plan in Missouri will cover same-sex couples married in other states

JEFFERSON CITY - The health care plan for Missouri government workers has expanded coverage to include same-sex couples married in other states.

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Grant will allow Missouri to further strengthen school emergency planning and safety, Gov. Nixon announces 

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced Missouri will work to strengthen school safety by using a $500,000 U.S. Department of Education grant to help local schools and regional response agencies collaborate on designing individualized school emergency response plans.

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Missouri law enforcement officers undergo state-mandated training amid rising police-community tensions

JEFFERSON CITY - Police officers who fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters two months earlier in Ferguson received training from a required state program.

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State revenue growth less than expected

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri will have to make additional cuts on state spending if slower-than-expected revenue growth continues, according to State Budget Director Linda Luebbering.

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