state Mo. House passes state budget, headed to Senate By Associated Press • Mar 27, 2014 File photo / KBIA The Missouri House has passed a $26.6 billion state budget that ties the amount of an increase in funding for public schools to increases in state revenue. Talking Politics for April 3, 2012 By Scott Kanowsky • Apr 3, 2012 j.stephenconn / flickr This week on Talking Politics, we examine "wedge issues"--those hot-button topics lawmakers both nationally and state-wide continually bicker over. Medicaid out-of-pocket costs rise under proposed state program By Associated Press • Feb 27, 2012 File / KBIA Some low-income seniors and people with disabilities in Missouri could have to pay more out of pocket to qualify for Medicaid coverage under changes being initiated in the state program. Commission redrawing state senate districts reaches accord By Marshall Griffin • Feb 23, 2012 A ten-member commission chosen by Gov. Jay Nixon to draw a new map for Missouri’s State Senate districts has reached a tentative agreement. Talking Politics for February 21, 2012 By Scott Kanowsky • Feb 23, 2012 This week on Talking Politics, we delve the controversy and complexity surrounding the debate over the redrawing of both state and federal representative districts.