64
      Monday
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      Tuesday
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      Wednesday
      89 / 66

      Senate panel to meet again on Medicaid expansion

      A legislative committee plans to reconvene in two weeks to discuss Medicaid expansion after the Republican-led Michigan Senate adjourned without voting on a plan being pushed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

      The Senate wasn't expected to vote on legislation Wednesday, but that didn't stop Democrats from showing up to demand a vote.

      The gallery was packed with supporters of expanding Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults, and senators had to stand at the back of the chamber because carpet and desks are gone during a summer renovation. Democrats told stories of people needing health insurance.

      Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville says his committee will meet every two weeks to get updates from a Senate workgroup asked to propose an alternative to Medicaid expansion legislation that passed the Republican-led House last month.