Good morning everyone:
It seems like it was a week dominated by Medicaid, which could be a bellwether of the approaching legislative session.
The fault lines started to appear last week as the governor's budget director clashed with Republican lawmakers over a Senate plan to expand Medicaid.
Then an interim committee recommended conservative policies for Medicaid expansion, which will likely be opposed by the Democratic governor, who has her own task force that will make recommendations about expansion.
So let's dig in, first starting with the significant stories we published last week and followed up by other stories . . .