State and Regional News

Problems in medical marijuana rollout cause tense discussion among lawmakers

JEFFERSON CITY — Lawmakers questioned the Department of Health and Senior Services about problems with medical marijuana rollout in a committee hearing Monday.

Congressional redistricting committee meets for first time in 2021, expects long delay

BY MARK OSSOLINSKI, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — The much-anticipated process for determining Missouri’s new congressional district boundaries kicked off Tuesday, though that process comes with the expectation of a massive delay.

Limiting vaccine requirements for children the aim of proposed legislation

BY CASEY MURRAY, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Ending vaccine mandates for private schools and giving parents more options for exempting their children from vaccines are key components of a bill debated by a House committee last week.

Lawmakers consider creating fund to bring doctors to rural areas

BY WICKER PERLIS, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Doctors could soon be rewarded for working in rural areas. The House Committee on Rural Community Development discussed a bill Thursday that is aimed at helping bridge the health care divide between rural and urban areas.

House gives final push to bills on public health orders, constitutional amendments

RACHEL SCHNELLE , Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Legislation that would severely limit public health officials’ power was approved by the Missouri House on Thursday amid a flurry of action on proposed bills.