Nixon proposes more funding for health services

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing additional funding to services for people with development disabilities.

The governor's budget recommendations include $37.2 million for community-based services to people are experiencing a crisis or emergency situation. It would cover an additional 470 people annually.

Nixon also proposes $23.6 million to eliminate Missouri's current Medicaid in-home waitlist and for the Partnership for Hope program. That would serve an additional 970 people per year.

The governor's proposals are for the 2015 budget year starting July 1.

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