Must Read- July 5, 2013: National Blueway, MO Medicad, Workers Compensation
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National Blueway System:
After complaints from residents in Missouri and Arkansas, the federal government has rescinded the White River Blueway designation.
- Blueways designation for White River watershed rescinded. (News-Leader)
- White River "Blueway" status rescinded after complaints. (St. Louis Post- Dispatch)
Governor Nixon signed a $147 million contract with EngagePoint out of Florida for web-based enrollment for Medicaid.
- Missouri's Medicaid sign-up system getting massive overhaul. (St. Louis Post- Dispatch)
Missouri Compensation Bill:
Gov. Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 34 which would have created a database of all Missouri worker who have filed for workers compensation claims. He said it would have invaded Missourians privacy.
- Nixon flips "privacy" rhetoric on GOP in workers' compensation bill veto. (PoliticMo)
- Missouri Senate Bill 34
More than 85% of Americans polled think they are lucky to be living in America.
- Most US residents still proud to be American: poll. (NY Daily News)
The Locke and Smith Foundation reviews the constitutionality of legislation in Missouri.
House Bill 142- Changes the law regarding utilities
House Bill 148- Establishes the custody and visitation rights of deploying military parent.
Senate Bill 110- Establishes procedures to follow in child custody and visitation cases for military personnel.
Senate Bill 252- Modifies provisions relating to the Department of Revenue, including provisions that prohibit the department from retaining copies of source documents used to obtain driver's license.
Senate Bill 77- Allows for certain neighborhood youth development programs to be exempted from child care licensing requirements.
Senate bill 73- Modifies provisions relating to the judicial process, including provisions relating to motorcycle brake lights.
The unemployment rate is at 7.6%. The job rate growth increased in June, but we are learning that jobs are only part-time due to Obamacare regulations.
- Obamacare strikes: part-time jobs surge to all time high. (Zero Hedge)
- Job growth posts large gain in June. (CNBC)
A new book is releasing information on how the Obama Administration was pushing dirt to the media on Darrell Issa.
- The White House pushes dirt on Darrell Issa, book says. (Washington Post)