According to the Jefferson City News Tribune, at a recent meeting of the Randolph County Pachyderms Club in Moberly, State Senator Rob Schaaf (R-St. Joseph) and State Representative Noel Torpey (R-Independence) indicated that the general assembly is not likely to expand Medicaid in the 2014 session. Senator Schaaf said, “I will stand and filibuster expansion of Medicaid until I can’t stand any longer.”
The practice in the Missouri Senate is to allow free and unlimited debate. It is very rare that the Senate will move “the previous question” and end a filibuster. Stay tuned for more.
Posted: October 24, 2013