January 19, 2017

Letter on 'Medicaid 23' Pardon

The Jefferson City News-Tribune published (on January 18) a letter to the editor I wrote in response to their editorial criticizing then-Missouri Governor Jay Nixon for pardoning 16 clergy members arrested during a protest at the Capitol in support of Medicaid expansion. The 16 were part of a group known as the "Medicaid 23" (but not all the convicted clergy members sought clemency).

I noted key flaws with the editorial, so I appreciated that they ran the letter. For some reason, though, they didn't put the letter online with other letters so I took a photo of the letter.

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