Medicaid expansion continued to be a main focus on the hill during the second week of the 45-day session. Other key issues included removing “slavery” from Utah’s constitution, a bill intending to better protect victims of sexual violence and proposals to change the state flag.
Here’s a brief look at five major legislature stories from last week that you won’t want to miss:
The House voted 56 to 19 in favor of SB96 Friday, the GOP legislative leadership’s alternative to the full Medicaid expansion approved by voters that now includes the possibility of reverting back to much of Proposition 3.
The vote came after a group of faith leaders chanted, “Do justice, love mercy,” and prayed outside the House chamber for lawmakers to support the ballot