Top Of The Morning News: April 17, 2013
HIV advocates are wary of an infectious disease bill that now on Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s desk. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addressed a rally of Medicaid supporters. ATF and Social Security both requested conceal carry weapons list from the Missouri Department of Revenue.
Advocates Still Wary Of Infectious Disease Bill
Kansas health officials are trying to assure local health groups that a controversial bill dealing with infectious diseases needed an update to response protocols for occupational exposures to infectious diseases. Some HIV advocates, however, aren’t completely sold. Read more about their concerns here.
Nixon Addresses 1,000+ Medicaid Expansion Supporters At Missouri Capitol
A crowd estimated at more than 1,000 crammed into the Rotunda of the Missouri Capitol Tuesday to hear Governor Jay Nixon (D) call for expanding Medicaid to an additional 300,000 residents, nearly 260,000 of them by next year. Find out more here.
ATF And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal-Carry Weapons List
Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer (R, Columbia) says the Department of Revenue (DOR) has continued to withhold information from his legislative committee about the list of conceal-carry weapons (CCW) holders that the agency compiled for the federal government. Read more here.
Brownback Signs Drug Testing Bill
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill into law that allows drug testing for people receiving some types of state assistance or unemployment payments. Find out who else would be affected here.