Lawmakers Gear Up For Final Week Of Legislative Session

Time is running out in the legislative session. It wraps up on Friday and legislative leaders are hoping to get some important bills sent to Governor Holden before the session ends. House Speaker Catherine Hanaway of Warson Woods say that while lawmakers can take...

Nursing Home Bill Clears Legislature

Legislation aimed at improving conditions at the state’s nursing homes has cleared its final legislative hurdle with passage of the bill in the Senate. It now goes to Governor Bob Holden for his signature. Holden says that while he hasn’t had a chance to...

Nursing Home Bill Passes House

A compromise moves a nursing home reform bill easily through the House and back to the Senate, where it is expected to be received favorably. The House sponsor agreed to remove a provision calling for increased Medicaid reimbursement to nursing homes, totalling as...

Nursing Home Bill Passes Senate, Moves To House

The Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill that aims to improve conditions at Missouri’s nursing homes. Among other things, it calls for hefty fines for operators of nursing homes found guilty of violations. Another feature of the bill sees background...

Senate Give First Round Approval To Nursing Home Legislation

After seven hours of debate that stretched out over parts of two days, the State Senate has given preliminary approval to legislation aimed at improving conditions at the state’s nursing homes. In the end, it was approved on a 33-to-nothing vote. In a nutshell,...
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