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2001 Social Services Stories
Newspaper Story - The Senate's Insurance Committee chairman says shrinking competition of health insurance companies is contributing to rising health costs.
Radio Story - According to an audit by the federal government Missouri is wrongly using federal money
Radio Story - Senator Betty Sims says she wants to help people access medicare when needed.
Newspaper Story - As Mid-Missourians brace themselves for the first blast of winter weather, the Missouri Public Commission is seeking accelerated review of a court order stalling efforts to require utility service for Missouri's lower income in areas of western and southern Missouri.
Newspaper Story - While many Missourians will be home or visiting loved ones for Thanksgiving dinner, the aromas of holiday cooking will be wafting through the wards of the state institutions as well.
Radio Story - The Society of Design Administration exhibits displays from the fourth annual mid Missouri design competition using canned food.
Newspaper Story - The state's utility regulatory agency heard testimony Wednesday that the situation of Missourians without heat service is of "life and health threatening" proportions.
Radio Story - Missouri's Public Services Commission held a hearing to discuss making the cold weather rule broader so more poor Missourians can have heat this winter.
Radio Story - Due to high gas prices last year, the Public Service Commission is considering adding a provision.
Newspaper Story - While MIssouri is having an unprecedented reduction in Missouri's welfare caseloads on the eve of the federal time-limit for welfare, one former recipient says that those getting off welfare still face significant hardships.
Newspaper Story - The "Caring Communities" approach to welfare services initiated by the late Gov. Mel Carnahan came under criticism Tuesday from Missouri's state auditor for failing to demonstrate it was worth the cost.
Radio Story - The State Auditor charges the program of having major financial failures.
Newspaper Story - Flu Vaccination Prices Double
Radio Story - Expected layoffs in airlines may be a drain on Social Services.
Radio Story - The St. Louis Salvation Army has helped St. Louis residents through this tragedy by comforting stranded travelers at Lambert airport on Tuesday and establishing a phone network for residents to reach family members in New York.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Senate adds a welfare-program expansion to the elderly prescription drug bill.
Radio Story - Missouri State Agencies have offered assistance to rescue efforts in New York. Lists of volunteers and firefighters are ready to work if more workers are needed.
Radio Story - Tuesday's tragedy does not affect the House committee.
Radio Story - The House overwhelmingly approved a bill that will expand Medicaid coverage and establish a prescription drug program for senior citizens
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House has approved creating a new welfare program to provide state funds to lower-income elderly to help pay for their prescription drugs.
Newspaper Story - The compromise plan for prescription drugs for the elderly that is emerging from the legislature's special session leaves out many elderly.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's legislative special session has moved halfway to handing Gov. Bob Holden a legislative slam dunk -- after months of predicitons by members of both parties that Holden's failures were guaranteeing he would be a one-term chief of state.
Radio Story - All three of the governor's proposals for the legislature's special session will be heard by committees on the session's second day.
Radio Story - Gov. Bob Holden acknowledged fewer Missourians would be covered by the revised prescription drug program he has urged the legislature's special session to approve.
Newspaper Story - A possible compromise may have been reached in the governor's plan to change the program that provides financial assistance to lower income elderly to purchase their prescription drugs.
Radio Story - The state's PSC chairman warns of a potential crisis from utilities shutting off service to the low-income this winter.
Newspaper Story - Carnahan Hears from the Elderly
Radio Story - GOP Questions Democratic Motives
Newspaper Story - With only four days left in the legislative session, the Missouri lawmakers worked to finalize several issues, from prescription drugs to parental notification.
Newspaper Story - Kathy Martin, the new head of Social Services, plans on changing the department from the inside out.
Radio Story - Lawmakers gave preliminary approval to a measure designed to crack down on elder abuse in nursing homes.
Newspaper Story - A proposal to stiffen penalties for health and safety violations at nursing homes gained preliminary approval Tuesday in the state House despite objections that the bill would hurt even the best facilities.
Newspaper Story - State Auditor Claire McCaskill said there has been mismanagement of federal funds within the Department of Social Services.
Newspaper Story - A House committee approved a proposal to require more time before evictions.
Newspaper Story - House leaders Monday announced their plan for the Missouri share of the tobacco settlement. They want to send the issue to a vote of the people.
Newspaper Story - Mixing experience with outside leadership, Missouri Gov. Bob Holden nominated four cabinet members Thursday, bringing in two newcomers while keeping two officials from previous administrations.
Radio Story - Public opinion helped decide how TANF should distribute money.
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