congress http://kbia.org en Sen. Blunt hopes "Excellence in Mental Health Act" gets ride on 'doc fix' bill http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-hopes-excellence-mental-health-act-gets-ride-doc-fix-bill <p></p><p>US Senator Roy Blunt hopes Missouri could be one of 8 states to try to make significant changes to how mental health issues are treated in clinical settings as part of a 2-year pilot program. But that program still needs to be approved by Congress, and it’s been lumped into a bill seeking to address looming cuts to Medicare payments to doctors. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:01:37 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 50367 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt hopes "Excellence in Mental Health Act" gets ride on 'doc fix' bill McCaskill frustrated by farm bill "in limbo" http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-frustrated-farm-bill-limbo <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri says she will spend much of the August congressional recess talking about the farm bill, which is hung up in a legislative impasse.</p><p>Hopes are dim for compromise on the legislation after the Senate approved a five-year plan regulating farm programs and food stamps, but the House signed off on a bill dealing only with farm programs. McCaskill says Republican efforts to make sharp cuts to the food stamp program are holding up the farm bill, which she says is unfair to farmers in Missouri. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:13:53 +0000 Bill Raack 38491 at http://kbia.org McCaskill frustrated by farm bill "in limbo" Sen. McCaskill touts wartime contracting bill passed by Congress http://kbia.org/post/sen-mccaskill-touts-wartime-contracting-bill-passed-congress <p>Congress has given final approval to new oversight requirements for wartime contracting that had been sought by Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:21:37 +0000 Associated Press 26297 at http://kbia.org Sen. McCaskill touts wartime contracting bill passed by Congress 'Fiscal cliff' could affect Mo. economy, budget http://kbia.org/post/fiscal-cliff-could-affect-mo-economy-budget <p>If officials in Washington don't reach a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," Missouri could see a hit to its economy and budget. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:21:25 +0000 The Associated Press 25771 at http://kbia.org Food stamps dividing support for farm bill http://kbia.org/post/food-stamps-dividing-support-farm-bill <p>With Congress going back into session, <u><a href="http://www.farmbillnow.com/">farm groups are demanding action on a new farm bill</a></u>. The current law expires at the end of September. But an issue that goes beyond the farm is edging in on the debate. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:01:29 +0000 Grant Gerlock 20997 at http://kbia.org Food stamps dividing support for farm bill What if Congress doesn't pass a farm bill? http://kbia.org/post/what-if-congress-doesnt-pass-farm-bill <p>Roy Pralle is an 85-year-old retired farmer from Latimer, Iowa. He spends most afternoons playing cribbage with other retired farmers at Dudley&#39;s Corner, a diner attached to a gas station in north-central Iowa. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:54:10 +0000 Clay Masters 19489 at http://kbia.org What if Congress doesn't pass a farm bill? Newscast for April 4, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-4-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri&#39;s House and Senate disagree over budget cuts.</li><li>Missouri members of Congress oppose military base cuts or relocation.</li><li>A proposal limiting tanning bed usage among teens divides Missouri House members.</li></ul> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 22:49:06 +0000 Nick Gass 11845 at http://kbia.org Republicans in Congress seek cuts to walking and biking programs http://kbia.org/post/republicans-congress-seek-cuts-walking-and-biking-programs <p>Today the U.S. House of Representatives is debating a Republican-backed transportation bill, which would authorize $260 billion for the next five years. More money would go to highways, but at the expense of stable funding for public transportation, and the elimination of pedestrian and cycling programs. In this Health &amp; Wealth update, among the proposed cuts is a pilot project in Columbia that&#39;s responsible for many of the new bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks around town.</p><p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:09:04 +0000 Jacob Fenston 8860 at http://kbia.org Republicans in Congress seek cuts to walking and biking programs Ed Martin running for AG, not Congress http://kbia.org/post/ed-martin-running-ag-not-congress <p>St. Louis attorney Ed Martin is dropping his congressional campaign to instead seek the Republican nomination for attorney general. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:56:36 +0000 Associated Press 7790 at http://kbia.org State legislators consider changing workplace discrimination rules http://kbia.org/post/state-legislators-consider-changing-workplace-discrimination-rules <p>Legislation that would change Missouri&rsquo;s workplace discrimination standards is getting attention this week by both State House and Senate members.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:48:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7593 at http://kbia.org State legislators consider changing workplace discrimination rules MO Supreme Court hears challenge to new congressional maps http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hears-challenge-new-congressional-maps <p>The Missouri Supreme Court heard three lawsuits Thursday that seek to erase new maps drawn during last year&rsquo;s redistricting processes. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:00:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6947 at http://kbia.org MO Supreme Court hears challenge to new congressional maps Newscast for December 14, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-december-14-2011-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 22:54:16 +0000 Leanne Butkovic 5348 at http://kbia.org Congress fails to pass budget amendments http://kbia.org/post/congress-fails-pass-budget-amendments <p>Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said with the defeat of two balanced budget amendments today, Congress has reached a &ldquo;generational moment&rdquo;.</p><p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:18:04 +0000 5335 at http://kbia.org Congress fails to pass budget amendments