Missouri House Speaker To Leave Early For New Position

     Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson will be leaving the Legislature early to become director of the state’s Medicaid program.     The appointment announced Monday by Governor Mike Parson is to take effect November 1, two months before his term was scheduled to end, and will make Richardson one of the highest paid state employees.     Richardson is to earn $225,000 annually as director of the MO HealthNet Division.That’s well more th…

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