Missouri cancer patients could soon find it more affordable to take chemotherapy pills under legislation signed by Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday.
Enacting a constitutional amendment would require voter approval if the measure passes the Legislature
The measure would extend the state’s “safe harbor” period which currently allows parents to turn over babies up within a five day window.
The governor needs to persuade only a little over a third of legislators to vote with him when they return to the Capitol on Sept. 12.
Mark talks with Kent Ehrhardt about the hot weather, Ryan Silvey about Medicaid expansion, and Dr. Charles Willey about his Medicare Advantage health plan.
“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.
A billion-dollar bump to the budget may seem to contradict the hullabaloo about the state’s tight finances.
House Budget Chair Ryan Silvey said of the governor’s office budget, includes five aides who make more than $100,000 annually.
Faced with yet another round of likely state budget cuts, the University of Missouri system wants to increase tuition next year.
For Nixon’s budget to be balanced, Missouri lawmakers must create an amnesty period intended to entice tax scofflaws to pay up.