Dental benefits Lawmaker Calls On Gov. Nixon To Preserve Dental Benefits In State Budget By Marshall Griffin • Jun 10, 2014 A Missouri lawmaker is calling on Gov. Jay Nixon to preserve dental benefits for Medicaid recipients in next year's state budget when he signs the $26.4 billion spending plan into law later this month. Newscast for June 9, 2014 By Brandon Kiley • Jun 9, 2014 News coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: A Missouri inmate scheduled to be put to death next week is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to halt the execution. A Kansas City-bound Southwest Airlines jet backed into a stationary JetBlue Airways plane. The Veterans Affairs Department says there are patients who sought appointments through the VA medical center in St. Louis that were never seen. A Missouri lawmaker is calling on Gov. Jay Nixon to not cut dental benefits from next year's state budget.