Daily Dish 12/13 Job creation No. 1 on Missouri politicians’ radar

Analysis: Job creation job No. 1 in Missouri, but how? — Columbia Missourian

It’s becoming apparent that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon and the Republican leaders of the Missouri House and Senate might have different ideas for accomplishing what they all insist is their No. 1 goal.

Missouri health care plan loses enrollees — Columbia Missourian

The number of people covered by the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan has dropped by more than 4,800. Starting Jan. 1, the plan will charge families more for covering multiple children.

State wants to proceed with preliminary hearing in Kahler case — Columbia Daily Tribune

Last week, Kraig Kahler, who is on trial on suspicion of killing his wife, his two daughters and his wife’s grandmother, asked to waive his preliminary hearing, but Kansas assistant attorney general Barry Disney refused. The preliminary hearing is set to begin Dec. 21 in Lyndon, Kan.

Fire chief will stay on the job until a replacement is found — Columbia Daily Tribune

Columbia Fire Chief Bill Markgraf will remain with the department until March 4, so an interim chief doesn’t have to be hired, City Manager Bill Watkins announced last week. Markgraf had originally set his last day as Jan. 5.

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