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The Capitol Rotunda was filled Wednesday with supporters of Medicaid expansion who held a rally before breaking into smaller groups to visit legislators. At times, they would wave their signs and applaud when speakers made favorable comments. They heard from Gov. Jay Nixon and Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, talk about legislation regarding Medicaid.

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Nixon, Barnes add voices to mental health rally

Less than a day after a House budget committee voted to strip funding for Fulton State Hospital from the supplemental budget, Gov. Jay Nixon, lawmakers and Missourians rallied Wednesday at the Capitol for the expansion of mental health services in the state.

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