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Missouri Senate Overrides Veto of Welfare LimitsMissouri senators on Monday voted to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill removing several thousand families from a welfare program in a move Nixon said would make Missouri's limits among the lowest in the nation.
Nixon Reverses Planned Cuts to Blind MissouriansMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon has reversed plans to cut the amount of money paid by the state to blind residents.
Long Delays in Missouri's Medicaid ProgramMissourians trying to use a call center to sign up for the state's Medicaid program are running into long delays, prompting nearly half of them to hang up before they get help.
Missouri Seeks To Tighten Food Stamp EligibilityThe change sought by the Department of Social Services would roll back an expansion of the food stamp program that began in 2009, when Missouri had a higher unemployment rate because of an economic downturn.
Mo. House Committee Considers Welfare Transfer ProgramThe House Governmental Oversight and Accountability committee discussed a plan Monday to transfer state welfare participants to federal disability aid.
Audit: Missouri Daycares Billed For Children Who Weren't ThereMore than $300,000 was paid last year alone to childcare providers who provided care for fewer children than they claimed.
Missouri House Republicans Approve Balanced Budget "A lot of people in this chamber wish we had more money, but the fact of the matter is that we don't ... we have to deal with the now," House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Ryan Silvey said.
Mo. Medicaid "Spend Down" Under InvestigationThe investigation began because Department of Social Services employees failed to obtain proper documentation of medical bill payments.

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