Missouri lieutenant governor wants fix for senior cuts

2 years 3 months 1 week ago Wednesday, September 06 2017 Sep 6, 2017 Wednesday, September 06, 2017 6:55:00 PM CDT September 06, 2017 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Lt. Gov. Mike Parson is urging lawmakers to call a special session to restore funding cuts to services for the elderly and veterans.

A Wednesday release from the Republican's office says he'll ask lawmakers to reconvene to undo those cuts. He's also asking senators to consider action against a Democratic colleague who posted and then deleted a Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump is assassinated.

He's holding a press conference Thursday to push for a special session.

Republican Gov. Eric Greitens vetoed a bill in June that would have restored funding for in-home and nursing care services for the elderly and people with disabilities.

Spokesman Parker Briden said Greitens hasn't seen a proposal on the issue but said he's willing to review any suggested policy changes.

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