WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri can't afford to leave $400 million on the table

Monday, April 23, 2012 | 10:21 a.m. CDT

Forty-four of the 50 states in the nation don't allow it. Missouri does, and in 2011, the practice denied state agencies nearly $400 million that Missourians desperately needed for health care, education, infrastructure and other essential services in every part of the state.