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- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)23
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
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Missouri lieutenant governor plans lawsuit over health care bill
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said he'll seek private funding for his own legal challenge to the new federal health care law.
Kinder, of Cape Girardeau, said Wednesday he will file the lawsuit later this month in a Missouri federal court in his official capacity. A spokesman said the suit will focus on issues dealing with seniors and the solvency of Medicare. He wouldn't provide additional details.
No fundraising goals have been set.
The Republican lieutenant governor plans his own lawsuit instead of joining one filed by more than a dozen states challenging the new federal health care law. That suit claims the U.S. government can't mandate that citizens have health insurance or force states to carry out the new law without reimbursing them for costs.