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Making Money Appear: After Veto, What's Next For Disabled Care In Missouri?

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The Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens vetoed six bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year, and this week the legislators had their annual chance to override those vetoes and get their way anyway. In the end, the number of vetoes they overrode was ... zero.

But one of those sustained vetos—of funding for in-home and nursing care for 8,000 disabled Missourians—left lawmakers still searching for a way to pay for care that everyone seems to agree is needed.  House and Senate leaders tasked two legislators with finding a way forward. Today on the podcast, we talk with one of them about the ideas he's considering, and about whether the state budget is sustainable in the long term.

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Guest:

  • Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, Missouri General Assembly

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