Gov. Nixon and Assembly Republicans are still butting heads over Medicaid expansion
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Gov. Nixon and Assembly Republicans are still butting heads over Medicaid expansion

Date: May 13, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
With the legislative clock ticking down, Governor Nixon is still hopeful about one of his most critical issues
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Wrap: Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri's economy is growing, but he also says the legislature's refusal to expand Medicaid is preventing further growth.

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Description: I ask that they take action to prevent further damage to our economy and bring affordable health care to working Missouri families in Missouri. It's the smart thing to do, it's the right thing to do, and this year, the consequences are very, very real.

But Columbia Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer says that isn't happening.

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Description: I think there's no chance of it this session.

The legislative session ends on Friday, May 16 at 6 p.m.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.


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