Today, Missouri House Democrats endorsed change as well. "The time for change is now,” said House Minority Leader Paul LeVota, D-Independence, in a release today, citing "wrong" Republican priorities over the past three years.
Levota said a top goal will be reversing the 2005 Medicaid cuts. "Because of the cuts, a parent with two children who earns more than $292 a month – just $3,504 a year – doesn’t qualify for coverage," the release claims.
House Dems also want more money for higher education than Governor Matt Blunt is proposing. They want a minimum boost of $50 million for fiscal year 2009. Blunt has proposed a $40 million dollar boost.
A third priority will be campaign finance reform -- a lofty goal in an election year. The Dems propose going back to the voter-imposed limits.