Rebecca is journalism and political science student from the University of Missouri. This is her second semester working at Missouri Digital News covering the State Treasurers race and the health beat. She is from Tallahassee, Florida.
Stories by Rebecca Beitsch in 2009 include:
- 12/17/2009: Radio Story - Missouri legislator moves to repeal law banning margarine.
- 12/17/2009: Newspaper Story - Lawmakers again try to make illegal margarine legal
- 12/ 9/2009: Newspaper Story - One Missouri representative has pre-filed a bill to let small businesses into a health plan for state workers.
- 12/ 7/2009: Newspaper Story - One Missouri state representative wants to give voters the chance to block the national health care legislation.
- 12/ 2/2009: Newspaper Story - Chris Kelly will no longer be the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee.
- 11/18/2009: Radio Story - A fifteen year old Cole County girl plead not guilty to killing a nine-year-old girl.
- 11/ 4/2009: Newspaper Story - Many of Missouri's legislators have expressed concerns about expanding Medicaid in the given budget environment.
- 10/28/2009: Newspaper Story - Health services would suffer some of the biggest cuts under the governor's new spending plan.
- 10/14/2009: Newspaper Story - The federal electronic medical records proposal faces skepticism in Missouri
- 10/ 5/2009: Newspaper Story - As the H1N1 flu vaccine becomes available in Missouri, it will be distributed through local health departments and health care providers.
- 9/16/2009: Radio Story - Luebbering says the stability of Missouri's economy lies further in the future as revenue decreases
- 9/16/2009: Radio Story - Some senators worry plans to bring Internet to rural areas will duplicate existing infrastructure
- 9/14/2009: Newspaper Story - Embattled former state lawmaker forced to turn in law license
- 9/ 9/2009: Newspaper Story - While conservatives across the county complain about a public option, several public plans are available in Missouri, many Republican-backed.
- 9/ 2/2009: Newspaper Story - Officials across the state are making preparations for the spread of H1N1
- 9/ 2/2009: Newspaper Story - An explanation of how the virus spreads, and information about the vaccine.
- 8/26/2009: Newspaper Story - McCaskill holds health care town hall in Jefferson City
- 5/15/2009: Newspaper Story - Disagreement over caps on tax credit programs delays passage of economic development bill and prevents health care legislation.
- 5/15/2009: Newspaper Story - Hopes for health care legislation end with session
- 5/14/2009: Newspaper Story - The Senate passes abortion legislation stripped of coercion language.
- 5/14/2009: Newspaper Story - Legislative wrap for Thursday, May 14, 2009
- 5/14/2009: Radio Story - The House recessed early, leaving the fate of the economic development bill and health care legislation in limbo.
- 5/13/2009: Radio Story - The House debate over an education bill turned to a discussion of homosexual safety in schools.
- 5/13/2009: Newspaper Story - The House passes Show Me Health Care with some changes.
- 5/13/2009: Radio Story - The Missouri House passed a bill giving health coverage to 20,000 Missourians but lost the support of the bill handler in the process.
- 5/13/2009: Newspaper Story - Crime bill passes Senate
- 5/12/2009: Radio Story - The Missouri House passed a bill that was deemed the last vehicle for health care.
- 5/ 7/2009: Radio Story - Governor Jay Nixon's Medicaid expansion plan was shot down by the House.
- 5/ 5/2009: Radio Story - The Senate passed a bill renewing the funds for everything funded this year.
- 5/ 5/2009: Radio Story - A bill to give 800 million to Missouri's universities came under filibuster from an amendment making the bill more expensive.
- 5/ 2/2009: Newspaper Story - The House Health Insurance Committee has released their changes to the Senate version of Show Me Health Care.
- 4/30/2009: Radio Story - There is no safe cigarette, but the Missouri Senate has adopted a bill could make cigarettes safer for those who smoke in bed.
- 4/23/2009: Radio Story - Missouri House Republican leadership says they will now issue tax reductions to Missourians rather than handing out bailout money.
- 4/21/2009: Radio Story - Persons who deal drugs in front of children would face mandatory prison time under a measure approved by Missouri's House Tuesday.
- 4/16/2009: Radio Story - The Missouri Senate approved a measure that would give health coverage to 35,000 Missourians who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid.
- 4/16/2009: Newspaper Story - The Senate voted in approval of Show Me Health Coverage, a bill that would give health coverage to 35,000 uninsured parents.
- 4/14/2009: Newspaper Story - Nixon says state's incentive packages have been rejected because the Senate hasn't passed the jobs bill.
- 4/14/2009: Radio Story - The Missouri House gave first-round approval to a bill abolishing the state income tax.
- 4/ 9/2009: Newspaper Story - House adopts amendment that allows guns in college classrooms
- 4/ 7/2009: Radio Story - The Missouri House gave overwhelming approval to a measure that would require drug tests for recipients of welfare.
- 4/ 7/2009: Newspaper Story - The legality of a bill that requires drug tests of welfare recipients was questioned.
- 4/ 3/2009: Newspaper Story - For a second year in a row, a Senate plan to expand health care coverage is dividing GOP legislators.
- 4/ 2/2009: Radio Story - Missourians may have the chance to vote on whether to expand the state sex offender registry now that a joint resolution has passed the state Senate.
- 4/ 2/2009: Newspaper Story - Joint Resolution to expand state sex offender registry passes Senate
- 3/31/2009: Radio Story - A Senate Joint Resolution would put nearly 5,000 Missouri sexual offenders back on the sex offender registry.
- 3/12/2009: Radio Story - Veterans may not have to carry around as much change now that a bill giving free metered parking to some veterans has passed the Missouri House.
- 3/12/2009: Radio Story - One man's tractor parade is another man's comic relief. The Missouri House voted to ease restrictions banning some tractors from parades, but the debate wasn't completely serious.
- 2/26/2009: Radio Story - If you leave your car on the side of the road it could be gone after 10 hours if one central Missouri Senator gets his way.
- 2/24/2009: Radio Story - A four day school week for Missouri public schools moved one step closer to reality with Missouri's House approving a measure calling for it.
- 2/24/2009: Newspaper Story - Last time, so many supporters came to testify for a bill mandating autism coverage that the Senate Small Business Committee had to reschedule a hearing for the bill's opposition. On Tuesday, they got their chance.
- 2/19/2009: Radio Story - U.S. Congressman Roy Blunt throws announced he will run for the Senate seat vacated by Kit Bond and vowed to use that seat to block liberal legislation.
- 2/17/2009: Radio Story - Gov. Nixon's plan to boost Missouri businesses came under harsh criticism from Senate Republicans opposed to tax breaks.
- 2/17/2009: Newspaper Story - Parents of autistic children urged legislators to mandate insurance coverage.
- 2/12/2009: Radio Story - A new bill introduced in the senate could bring foreclosures to a screeching halt.
- 2/10/2009: Radio Story - After weeks of deliberation, the senate voted to confirm Linda Martinez as head of Director of the Department of Economic Development
- 2/ 5/2009: Radio Story - One Missouri legislator wants to make sure students rejected from transferring school districts be given a reason
- 2/ 3/2009: Radio Story - In order to battle the state budget shortfall, one state legislator has introduced a bill to further tax cigarettes.
- 1/29/2009: Radio Story - One Mo. Representative has introduced legislation so veterans wouldn't have to pay for metered parking
- 1/27/2009: Radio Story - One bill would require insurance companies to cover autism
- 1/27/2009: Radio Story - Rate increases are on the way from AmerenUE.
- 1/27/2009: Radio Story - Gov. Nixon's campaign promises leave one senator unimpressed with State of State address
- 1/22/2009: Radio Story - A bill in the Missouri senate would require insurance companies to cover autism
- 1/20/2009: Radio Story - A bill is proposed in the Missouri House which may put the magnifying glass on minorities more often when drafting legislation.
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