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A bill revamping the management of Missouri's Medicaid program has been set aside after debate turned tense between two Republican senators.

Senators Ryan Silvey and John Lamping engaged in a sometimes pointed discussion Wednesday during which they questioned each other's conservative ideology and rhetoric.

Silvey wants to expand health care coverage to thousands of low-income adults by tapping into an influx of federal Medicaid dollars available under President Barack Obama's health care law. The Republican from Kansas City says it can be done without busting the budget.

State of Missouri considers new slogan

Apr 30, 2012
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A new slogan may be included in marketing the state of Missouri. 

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The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation prohibiting race from being a factor in adoptions of children in the state foster care system.