Missouri Senate Considers Banning Touchscreen Voting

By BLAKE NELSON, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate is considering whether to permanently unplug the state’s touchscreen machines amid concerns that electronic voting machines might be susceptible to hackers. The proposal, which already passed the House in a 108-31 vote, would require voters to use paper ballots exclusively. Machines could still…

Missouri Lawmakers Grow Budget By $700M, Mainly For Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have approved an additional $700 million of spending this year, primarily to fund higher-than-expected costs in the Medicaid health care program for low-income residents. The Senate gave final approval Thursday to the supplemental budget bill, sending it to Gov. Eric Greitens. The House approved it earlier this month.…