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In the final hours of the 2014 Legislative Session, Missouri General Assembly puts the budget severely out of balance with special giveaways, Gov. Nixon says

• General Assembly gives new tax breaks to special interests, potential impact to the budget could be nearly $500 million in reduced revenue
JEFFERSON CITY— As the 2014 Legislative Session drew to a close, the Missouri General Assembly passed eight separate pieces of legislation giving tax breaks to special interests, totaling up to $483 million in reduced revenue and throwing the budget severely out of balance, Gov. Jay Nixon said today.

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House leaders, Senate Democratic leader reflect on their time spent in the Missouri legislature

JEFFERSON CITY - The 2014 legislative session ends Friday, May 16, at 6 p.m. signaling the end of a legislative career for two of the General Assembly's leaders.

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McCaskill Discusses Ways to Improve Healthcare With Missouri Hospital Association

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill met this week with the Missouri Hospital Association to discuss ways to improve healthcare in Missouri, including ways to protect Medicare and help hospitals.

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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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