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AFP-MO Thanks Western Court for Their Decision on Medicaid Expansion Ballot Initiative

Jun 9, 2020 by AFP

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Following yesterday’s Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals’ dismissal of Americans for Prosperity-Missouri’s legal challenge to the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative, Americans for Prosperity-Missouri State Director Jeremy Cady issued the following statement:

“The Western District Court of Appeals clearly held that the Medicaid Expansion Initiative on the August ballot does – and could – not infringe upon the Legislature’s exclusive right to set spending priorities through the appropriation process, and took its proponents at their word that Amendment 2 of the Missouri Constitution would not do so. While this was not the decision we were seeking, the rationale underlying the Court’s decision, that the separation of powers will be respected, should be viewed as a win for Missourians.”