It’s a big day at the Capitol.
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Legislators and their staffers scrambled to file bills on Friday, some of which are shells that can be filled in later.
The Lead: Medicaid has been perhaps the most-discussed issue of the 83rd session so far—with the possible exception of education. And today will be […]
Senate Finance committee chair Senator Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands) said they’re shooting to get the bill out of committee by next Wednesday.
Now the pressure’s on Perry who continues to withhold support for the federally-backed expansion.
Legislators in support of an expansion joined faith leaders on the Capitol steps to call for support of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Despite calls for bipartisanship, the rally was largely a Democratic affair.
The Lead: After a three-day weekend the Senate will reconvene at 2 p.m., and the House, which had to stick around longer last week, […]
The Lead: Gov. Rick Perry gave his State of the State address on Tuesday, which followed the usual trend: Perry claimed credit for the […]
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst told reporters at a Wednesday morning press conference that he has no plans to put Medicaid expansion on the legislative table. […]
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is among several governors, mostly southern and Republican, who are resisting Medicaid expansion. If Texas doesn’t expand Medicaid, it will reject more than $100 billion in federal money the first decade, according to the state’s own figures.