Brian Kelly (@brpkelly)By Brian Kelly

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – With only a couple of days left in the legislative session, Gov. Jay Nixon is holding out hope for one of his most critical issues.

Nixon says that Missouri’s economy is growing, but the legislature’s refusal to expand Medicaid is preventing even more robust growth.

“I asked that they take action to prevent further damage to our economy and bring affordable healthcare to working Missouri families,” Nixon says. “It’s a smart thing to do, it’s the right thing to do and this year the consequences are very, very real.”

Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, says that Nixon shouldn’t hold his breath. He believes that there’s no chance of it happening this session.

The session ends this Friday at 6 p.m.

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