Democratic Governor Jay Nixon is ready to get to work on a deal to expand Medicaid despite Republican opposition.
Wrap: Governor Jay Nixon says Missouri needs a more complex discussion on possible Medicaid expansion now that elections are finished.
|Description: "It was just are you for it or against it. Elections are over, and now the depth of analysis that has to come to get to public policy decisions is beginning."|
|Description: "The rhetoric does not meet the reality in my perspective."|
Democratic Governor Jay Nixon disagrees with Republican leaders about Medicaid expansion.
Wrap: Missouri Republicans say they are still leaning against expanding Medicaid, despite complete federal funding for three years.
Governor Jay Nixon says Missourians should get back some of what they send to Washington in taxes.
|Description: "I think that the Missourians that pay one-point-eight billion of their taxes and send it to Washington are much more interested in those being spent here."|
Republican leaders doubt that the federal government will be able to keep its promise to support the expanded program because of how much debt the country is already in.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Brendan Cullerton.