gov. nixon http://kbia.org en Nixon shows no support for gas chamber execution method http://kbia.org/post/nixon-shows-no-support-gas-chamber-execution-method <p style="line-height: 200%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:53:10 +0000 Associated Press 36826 at http://kbia.org Nixon shows no support for gas chamber execution method Mo. lawmakers must finalize budget this week http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-must-finalize-budget-week <p>Missouri lawmakers have until Friday to finalize the state's roughly $25 billion operating budget. Mon, 06 May 2013 21:49:27 +0000 Associated Press 33250 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers must finalize budget this week Nixon Addresses 1,000+ Medicaid Expansion Supporters At Mo. Capitol http://kbia.org/post/nixon-addresses-1000-medicaid-expansion-supporters-mo-capitol <P>A crowd estimated at more than&#160;1,000 crammed into the Rotunda of the Missouri Capitol Tuesday to hear <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </A>(D) call for expanding Medicaid to an additional 300,000 residents,&#160;nearly 260,000&#160;of them by next year.</P> <P>He told the crowd that the people he wants to add are those with low-paying jobs that don’t include health coverage.</P> <P>“They wait tables and clean office buildings, they work&#160;the night shift in factories, and repair cars and trucks, they watch our children and take care of our grandmothers and grandfather Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:58:03 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32191 at http://kbia.org Nixon Addresses 1,000+ Medicaid Expansion Supporters At Mo. Capitol ATF Bureau And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List http://kbia.org/post/atf-bureau-and-social-security-requested-missouris-conceal-carry-weapons-list <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem19.htm">Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer</a> (R, Columbia)&#160;says the<a href="http://dor.mo.gov/"> Department of Revenue </a>(DOR)&#160;has continued to withhold information from his legislative committee about the list of conceal carry weapons (CCW)&#160;holders that the agency compiled for the federal government.<p>Schaefer told reporters Tuesday that they’ve found an email that states the request was made jointly by the <a href="http://www.atf.gov/">Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms</a>, as well as the<a href="http://www.ssa.gov/"> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32190 at http://kbia.org ATF Bureau And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List Ads Question Nixon Administration Record Controversy http://kbia.org/post/ads-question-nixon-administration-record-controversy <p>As the controversy over scanned documents and other personal information continues in Jefferson City, television viewers might get the impression a statewide election is imminent, though it is not.</p><p>The ads begin with an on-screen question: “Is Jay Nixon's administration breaking the law?”</p><p>The commercials proceed, like some campaign ads, but the campaign for governor was last November.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8bfBa4bh3N0" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:41:35 +0000 Steve Bell 32050 at http://kbia.org Ads Question Nixon Administration Record Controversy Rural Reads: Redneck reality, Obama's budget and critical access hospitals http://kbia.org/post/rural-reads-redneck-reality-obamas-budget-and-critical-access-hospitals <p><em>Every Friday, KBIA's Health &amp; Wealth Desk talks about the week's most interesting articles and reports on rural health, wealth and society issues.&nbsp;</em></p><p><strong>'Redneck reality' and rural portrayal in cable television</strong></p><p>Entertainment newspaper&nbsp;<em>The A.V. Club&nbsp;</em>muses on A&amp;E's popular <a href="http://www.aetv.com/duck-dynasty/">reality show&nbsp;<em>Duck Dynasty</em></a>, saying the show is the 21st century incarnation of old rural-themed sitcoms that once dominated network television. Think&nbsp;<i style="font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 21.6875px;">Petticoat Junction</i><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 21.6875px;">,&nbsp;</span><i style="font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 21.6875px;">The Beverly Hillbillies</i><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 21.6875px;">, and&nbsp;</span><i style="font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 21.6875px;">Hee-Haw.&nbsp;</i>It's an interesting read, but we were especially interested with the author's take on ways the television shows have to negotiate the rural-urban political disparities.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: 21.6875px;">While the rural-themed programming of days gone by tended to depict the small Southern town as a bucolic haven for good-hearted folk, redneck reality is more apt to acknowledge the social and economic ills of the subcultures it depicts. These shows are sanitized for the protection of viewers with blue-state sensibilities; when they occur at all, political discussions tend to center on generalized platitudes about freedom and family, rather than specifics that might turn off half the potential audience.</span></p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></blockquote><p>H/T: <a href="http://irjci.blogspot.com/">The Rural Blog</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Did headlines about death rates at rural hospitals tell the wrong story?</strong><br><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Daily Yonder</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is killing it with their <a href="http://www.dailyyonder.com/speak-your-piece-cowboy-communication/2013/04/10/5770">opinion </a><a href="http://www.dailyyonder.com/ethanol-fuels-recovery/2013/04/09/5769">pieces </a>this week.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Case in point: A new report&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2013/April/02/critical-access-hospitals-fare-poorly-on-death-rates.aspx">made headlines</a>&nbsp;last week, saying death rates are rising at rural, geographically isolated hospitals. But <a href="http://www.dailyyonder.com/speak-your-piece-hospital-death-rate/2013/04/08/5764">an opinion writer for the Yonder says</a> news reports are not telling the real story of these so-called critical access hospitals:</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 20px;">The patients in the small rural hospital with heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia have become a select population. A large proportion has decided that they are through paying all the human costs of the miracles of modern medicine. They have made the decision to stay in familiar surroundings near home and family.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-top: 0.6em; padding: 0px; line-height: 20px;">The researchers found that 13.3% of the patients at critical access hospitals with one of the three conditions died, compared to 11.4 % of the medical center patients. Given all the terrible tools that modern medical centers have to work with, I’m amazed they only manage a small difference in patient survival over the most basic, little country hospitals in America.&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:21:21 +0000 Harum Helmy 31911 at http://kbia.org Rural Reads: Redneck reality, Obama's budget and critical access hospitals Gov. Nixon opposes legislation supporting income tax cuts http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-opposes-legislation-supporting-income-tax-cuts-0 <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is increasing his opposition to Senate legislation that would cut Missouri's income tax and raise the state sales tax.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:57:55 +0000 Associated Press 30302 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon opposes legislation supporting income tax cuts Newscast for June 1, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-1-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:10:24 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 15137 at http://kbia.org