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Missouri House overrides Governer Nixon to block home-care wage hike

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Missouri House overrides Governer Nixon to block home-care wage hike

( KTRS ) The Missouri Legislature has voted to block a wage hike for home-care attendants. House members, on Tuesday, overwhelmingly voted to approve undoing Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto. By taking that action, lawmakers stopped a proposed Department of Health and Senior Services rule that would raise the hourly pay for home-care attendants by $1 […]

Missouri House overrides Governer Nixon to block home-care wage hike

( KTRS ) The Missouri Legislature has voted to block a wage hike for home-care attendants.

House members, on Tuesday, overwhelmingly voted to approve undoing Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto.

By taking that action, lawmakers stopped a proposed Department of Health and Senior Services rule that would raise the hourly pay for home-care attendants by $1 or $2. The workers care for aging Missourians and others who can’t care for themselves.

Lawmakers opposed to the rule argued the agency doesn’t have the authority to give those workers raises and said that’s the Legislature’s job.

Nixon and other opponents said those workers deserve a pay raise.

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