Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement regarding the vote by the Missouri Senate to restore full funding for the state's health care program for needy, blind Missourians:
"I commend the Missouri Senate for adopting Sen. Jim Lembke's amendment to restore full funding for the state's health care program for needy, blind Missourians. For decades, Missouri has provided this efficient and compassionate program that offers essential health care services for blind Missourians with very limited financial means. I urge the General Assembly to send me a budget that maintains full funding for this vital lifeline."