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NixonSpecialSessionJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP)- When Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon outlines a budget on Monday at 7pm before a joint session of the legislature, he will be banking on federal Medicaid money to help bolster the state revenues available to spend on education and other government services.
Nixon’ proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year also is likely to propose more spending than in years past, a reflection of the state’s gradually improving tax collections after several lean years of cuts.
Here are a few things to watch for in Nixon’s budget plan:
MEDICAID
Nixon already has said his budget will include a Medicaid expansion as allowed under President Barack Obama’s health care law that could cover an additional 259,000 people during the next fiscal year. That expansion could bring an additional $907 million of federal money to Missouri doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies and other medical providers.
Nixon’s budget plan…

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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  1. Here is a URL for the text of the governor’s speech: http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2013/Gov_Nixon_delivers_2013_State_of_the_Address

    And a URL for the Republican response:
    http://www.mogop.org/2013/01/6743/

    Posted by jwmartinez | January 28, 2013, 9:18 pm

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