JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | Health care, schools top finance-heavy agenda in states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | Health care, schools top finance-heavy agenda in states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats.

Some states will be considering anew whether to expand government-funded health coverage to more people after Democrats put a sizable dent in Republican statehouse dominance during the November elections. Others will be wrestling with how to boost salaries for teachers and funding for their public schools.

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