JEFFERSON CITY — One cold, windy day, Collins Chetwin stood outside an elementary school in Springfield, asking voters to add their signatures to a petition. If Chetwin and organizers gathered enough, they could get Medicaid expansion on the ballot.

One voter came every five to six minutes, and most politely declined. The day ended with Chetwin gathering about 30 signatures.

  • Evan Lasseter is a graduate student studying government reporting. Evan is reporting for a project with the Missouri News Network, funded by the Stanton Foundation, that explores the impacts of policy decisions on Missouri residents.

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