UPDATED: House committee removes money for Medicaid expansion


(UPDATED: Adds response from the governor's office; explains premise of fiscal note for governor's plan; corrects Concannon's proposed amendment to bill)

It was the debate so many wanted to have on the House floor.

Instead, the debate over expanding Medicaid played out in the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.

After a sometimes impassioned discussion, Republican lawmakers removed $14 million in state money from Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's proposed budget for expanding Medicaid. They deleted the all-funds expenditure of $509 million for expansion.

The move potentially cripples one of the new governor's top priorities for . . .


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