Senate leadership divide grows over Medicaid expansion


The divide between top Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate widened Monday over attempts to link Medicaid expansion to a constitutional amendment on abortion.

Senate President Susan Wagle reaffirmed her opposition to Medicaid expansion without the constitutional amendment.

Majority Leader Jim Denning labeled procedural moves to stop Medicaid expansion using the amendment as "disrespectful."

Wagle and Denning sent out separate emails to senators Monday explaining their positions on the most divisive issue of the 2020 legislative session.

Wagle laid out her decision to move 13 bills off the calendar and back to committee so they could not be amended to . . .


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