Often programs called "important" and "a blessing" by lawmakers on both sides of the isle aren't in much danger of elimination, but this time might be different.
207,000 low-income seniors and disabled people in Missouri participate in the Missouri Rx prescription drug assistance program. Well, at least until it expires in August 2011.
Unless the Missouri General Assembly reauthorizes it.
Gov. Jay Nixon is opposing efforts to end a Missouri tax break for some low-income seniors and disabled residents.
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