UPDATED: Kelly ties Medicaid expansion to medical marijuana


(Updated to include comments from Masterson, Sykes and Longbine; also notes that a separate medical marijuana bill was double-referred; edits throughout).

Gov. Laura Kelly is making another run at honoring her biggest campaign promise of expanding Medicaid, this time with revenue from legalizing medical marijuana.

Kelly on Monday announced new plans to push for expanding Medicaid for perhaps as many as 165,000 Kansans while getting the Legislature to authorize medical marijuana, which she said would bring in an estimated $50 million in taxes a year.

The latest iteration of Medicaid expansion is very different from last year's . . .


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