No New School Finance Bill Today
We suppose the “Chairman’s Bill” on school finance, which we expected to be unveiled in committee today is not yet ready. Today’s meeting of the K-12 Education Budget Committee was canceled.
There are meetings scheduled for Tuesday through Friday, so hopefully, we’ll get our first look tomorrow.
Senate Committee Hears Proponents of Medicaid Expansion
The Senate Health and Welfare Committee today held the first part of a two-part hearing on HB 2044, the bill expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Earlier this session, Medicaid expansion was blocked by the House Committee chairman but Rep. Susan Concannon (R-Beloit) brought an amendment on the House floor that put it in another related bill. Concannon’s amendment was adopted on a voice vote and the amended bill was passed with a strong majority (81-44).
Opponents of expansion will have their day before the Senate committee tomorrow.