Veto override on Medicaid expansion fails
- Category: April 4 2017
The legislature reconvened after a three-day weekend, and the first order of business for the House of Representatives was the motion to override the Governor's veto of House Bill 2044, the Medicaid expansion bill. It takes a two-thirds super-majority, or 84 votes, in the House to override a veto. Despite significant leadership and effort from hospitals and support by the broader healthcare community, as well as citizens across the state, the vote fell three short of the required tally, and the Governor's veto was sustained.