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Deal sealed on federal budget ensures no shutdown, default

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have announced a critical debt and budget agreement that’s an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first federal default. The ...

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Close to 90K children dropped from Missouri Medicaid program

Data shows nearly 90,000 children and close to 23,000 adults were dropped from Missouri’s Medicaid health care program in the past year, prompting a state Democratic leader to call for an investigation. House Minority Leader Crystal Quade this week publicly ...

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