COLUMBIA — Martha Stevens and Don Waterman, the two candidates vying for the 46th District seat in the Missouri House, didn’t agree on much during a forum at Friday’s meeting of the Boone County Muleskinners.About 40 people attended the luncheon at the Columbia Country Club. During introductions, Stevens, a Democrat, spoke about her background and her career advocating for reproductive rights and Medicaid expansion. Waterman, a Republican, discussed his 24-year career in the Navy and his daughter’s influence on his motivation to run. Medicaid expansion, conceal-and-carry gun rights and voter ID laws were the three main issues discussed.


Don Waterman, candidate, State Representative, District 46

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Waterman said he was wary of expanding Medicaid because of possible problems finding funding down the road. He also said there are problems with the system, noting the attorney general’s office has a division that’s responsible for determining cases of Medicaid fraud.Waterman …
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46th District candidates debate Medicaid, gun laws at Muleskinners forum