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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Removes Medicaid Coverage from Heroin-Overdose Bill

Gov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state.

08/24/2015

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Nixon OKs Savings Accounts for Missourians with Disabilities

A new Missouri measure aims to help families financially support those with disabilities.

06/29/2015

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Chesterfield Mercy Health to Lay Off 300

Mercy Health officials say challenges from the Affordable Care Act and lack of Medicaid expansion are to blame for the layoffs.

06/19/2015

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Illinois Survey Supports Tax on Sugary Drinks

The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity wants to raise taxes on sweet tea, sports drinks and other sugary beverages in the state.

05/28/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

A Look at Key Bills from Missouri’s 2015 Legislative Session

Here’s a look at where some of the major issues stand before Friday’s deadline to pass bills.

05/11/2015

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Missouri Gov. Nixon Signs $26 billion Spending Plan

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday signed a $26 billion budget for the next fiscal year that would increase basic aid for public K-12 schools.

05/08/2015

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Missouri House Approves Additional Money for 2015 Budget

Gov. Jay Nixon’s supplemental spending request for the current fiscal year is moving forward in the Legislature despite concerns from lawmakers.

04/13/2015

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Missouri Health Care Navigator Law Pre-empted, Court Rules

Federally approved health insurance counsellors in Missouri can continue to provide advice about health plans under a federal appeals court decision issued Friday.

04/10/2015

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Improper Payments by Federal Agencies Reach Record $125B

The payments included tax credits for families that didn’t qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not have been necessary, and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working.

03/17/2015

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Long Delays in Missouri’s Medicaid Program

Missourians 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.

09/02/2014

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