MO Pays Millions to Bar Medicaid from Planned ParenthoodBut the feds say states don't have the authority to steer Medicaid funding away from Planned Parenthood.
Mo. Legislature Boosts Education Money, Cuts Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood will lose state funding while universities, colleges and public schools will see millions of dollars more.
Late-Payment Penalties Cost Illinois Over $900M in 6 YearsOfficials from the governor's office said in February that they'd be willing to explore the idea of borrowing money to reduce the bill backlog if the Legislature passed a balanced budget.
Planned Parenthood Might Not Lose Funding, Despite Legislative Action
Missouri House Passes $27 Billion Spending PlanThe Republican-led House passed 13 appropriation bills Thursday over some Democrats' objections.
Legislator Files Bill Calling for St. Louis to Secede From MissouriSt. Louis Democrat Mike Colona hopes it helps bridge urban/rural divide, motivates city residents.
Advocates Lobby for More Mental Health Medicaid AccessThe alliance's executive director, Cindi Keele, said the project was inspired by recent studies that show how effective treatment can be if it begins soon after a person's first psychotic episode.
Missouri Senate Backs Fees for Missed Medicaid AppointmentSenators endorsed the bill Wednesday after adding a section designed to make it easier for health care providers to advertise their cost estimates.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Veto of Anti-Heroin Bill
Rauner Removes Medicaid Coverage from Heroin-Overdose BillGov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state.
Nixon OKs Savings Accounts for Missourians with DisabilitiesA new Missouri measure aims to help families financially support those with disabilities.
Chesterfield Mercy Health to Lay Off 300Mercy Health officials say challenges from the Affordable Care Act and lack of Medicaid expansion are to blame for the layoffs.

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