House defeats budget a second time over Medicaid expansion


For the second time, the Kansas House late Friday rejected a $18 billion budget as part of an effort to expand Medicaid.

The House started debate at about 10 p.m. Friday, hours after the chamber blocked passage of the budget in an effort to leverage a Medicaid expansion debate over in the Senate.

A House/Senate conference committee trimmed the budget after the House sent it back for further review earlier in the day as a strategy to force the Senate to vote on Medicaid expansion.

The cuts didn't work as Republican leadership lost many members who voted . . .


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