Lawmakers Gather, Take No Action

1 decade 2 years 5 days ago Wednesday, September 13 2006 Sep 13, 2006 Wednesday, September 13, 2006 2:29:03 PM CDT September 13, 2006 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY- They came, they met, they took no action. Missouri lawmakers gathered at the Capitol today for their annual veto session. But no one attempted to override any of Governor Blunt's few line-item vetoes in the budget. And lawmakers were unable to vote on the restoration of some Medicaid benefits because it was not on the agenda. Blunt had said he would call a special session if House and Senate members could agree in advance on two bills -- one to restore Medicaid to some working disabled, the other to crack down on fraud by Medicaid providers. The first had widespread support, but the second was more controversial. In effect, Blunt never called the special session. And Democrats tried unsuccessfully to call themselves into session.

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