joseph keaveny http://kbia.org en Mo. senator seeks state funding for preschools http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-seeks-state-funding-preschools <p></p><p></p><p>Public schools could receive state money for preschool programs under a new proposal by a Missouri senator. But budget concerns could diminish its prospects of passage.</p><p>Sen. Joseph Keaveny filed two bills Thursday that would fund preschool programs through the state formula that already distributes money for K-12 education. One version would provide state aid for all preschool students; the other would pay only for lower income students.</p><p>Republican Senate leaders said Thursday that they like Keaveny's idea but it's unlikely the state can afford it.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:08:49 +0000 Associated Press 27123 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator seeks state funding for preschools One Person's Travelocity is Another's Government Takeover http://kbia.org/post/one-persons-travelocity-anothers-government-takeover <p>Backers compare health insurance exchanges to Travelocity or Expedia. Websites where you can quickly compare prices and features to get the best deal. But detractors oppose them as a federal intrusion into the health care market. In this weekly Health &amp; Wealth update, Missourians debate the merits of Obama&#39;s health reform law, as state lawmakers try to decide whether to authorize an exchange.</p><p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:03:18 +0000 Jacob Fenston 3706 at http://kbia.org One Person's Travelocity is Another's Government Takeover Senators Get an Earful on Health Reform http://kbia.org/post/senators-get-earful-health-reform-0 <p>Missouri state senators listened to over 3 hours of impassioned testimony on health care reform yesterday. The hearing was supposed to be on the rather mundane question of whether Missouri should set up an online health care exchange starting in 2014, or let the federal government do so. But the hearing quickly became a forum for debating the merits of health reform itself. After the jump, two interviews with senators on the committee: a Democrat representing one of the state&#39;s most liberal districts, and a Republican who has been at the forefront of Missouri&#39;s pushback against &quot;Obamacare.&quot;</p><div style="height: 100%; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%; word-wrap: break-word; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; "><p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:06:54 +0000 Jacob Fenston 3441 at http://kbia.org Senators Get an Earful on Health Reform