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VOL. 128 | NO. 126 | Friday, June 28, 2013

Mississippi House Votes to Renew Medicaid, Set Budget

EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Associated Press

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to renew and fund Medicaid beyond this coming weekend, when the program has been set to expire.

However, lawmakers' work is far from finished in their special session.

House Bill 1, which would keep Medicaid in business, and House Bill 2, the budget, were both held for reconsideration in the House – and that is expected to happen Friday.

Both bills also need to pass the Senate before they could go to the governor.

And, legislators did not immediately consider a way to renew a hospital bed tax that helps pay for the Medicaid program

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant controls the agenda of the special session, and he'd have to give lawmakers the go-ahead to consider the tax.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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