JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s top senator says lawmakers are working on a plan to reverse cuts to services for seniors and the disabled that could be considered during a potential special session.
Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard said Thursday that he wants Gov. Eric Greitens to call a special session next week to consider the plan. But if that doesn’t happen, Richard said he’s willing to try to get the signatures of three-fourths of the House and Senate members needed to call themselves into a special session.
At issue is a Medicaid budget cut to in-home care and nursing services for about 8,300 people with disabilities.
Greitens vetoed a bill earlier this year that would have avoided the cut by sweeping money out of various state funds.