Senate Breaks Impasse over Medicaid Funding

The Missouri Senate broke a deadlock over abortion and birth control funding late Friday, giving final approval early Saturday to a tax that helps fund the state’s Medicaid health care program. Governor Mike Parson called lawmakers back to the state capitol to act on the tax, vowing he will make deep cuts in the budget if a plan isn’t on his desk by the start of the new fiscal year on July 1st. The House returns to the Capitol today and could have things wrapped up by Wednesday.