Kansas lawmakers prepare to debate tax hikes, school funding

Louis Holland
May 26, 2017

He attributed his optimism to "the general tone, and the willingness of people to make small concessions in order to build consensus. We have a good working relationship", McConnell said during a roundtable with Reuters reporters on Wednesday.

Cornyn's upbeat assessment was hard to interpret, especially because he acknowledged that while the group still had not reached consensus, staff would begin "drafting" legislative language over the one week recess that starts Friday.

"The privacy act", Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) said as she laid out the amendment.

The new bill would expand the amount of information that must be provided to patients, and mandates that it be printed on white paper, with black ink in 12-point Times New Roman font.

Observers of the legislative process have often said that lawmaking is like making sausage ... you don't want to observe the process. Over half of those becoming uninsured, 14 million people, would come from the bill's $834 billion in cuts to Medicaid, which provides health coverage to poor and disabled people, over 10 years. He agreed "totally" with Cornyn that progress was made. "There was common ground".

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Lawmakers approved several bills Thursday that directed or may require more spending, including a criminal justice reform measure. They think the Supreme Court will accept a revamped formula targeting more money for at-risk students and the increases in overall funding. "I look forward to seeing what their product is".

Instead, the Congressional Budget Office "score" of the bill passed earlier this month says that in some cases, people with pre-existing conditions would not be able to purchase comprehensive health insurance at premiums comparable to those under current law, "if they could purchase it at all".

Senate Bill 5 would add options for voters who say they can not "reasonably" obtain one of seven forms of required ID, and it would create criminal penalties - which House members reduced on Tuesday - for those who falsely claim they need to choose from the expanded list of options.

"I think that we will learn a lot", said House Taxation Committee Chairman Steven Johnson, a moderate Assaria Republican. "But that's the goal", he said.

"There isn't a single one of us that's thrilled with the numbers in this budget", said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, while noting President Donald Trump recently acknowledged his surprise about how complex health care policy is.

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Republicans senators conceded Thursday that a scathing analysis of the House GOP health care bill had complicated their effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law.

"The CBO was wrong when they analyzed Obamacare's effect on cost and coverage", Price said of the agency's report on Obama's law, "and they are wrong again".

The bottom line: Cassidy, a first-term GOP senator from Louisiana, wants to give states the option of keeping most of Obamacare if they like it. The Democrat says he'll kill his own legislation before seeing it as a vehicle for passing the Texas Privacy Act.

Democrats needle Republicans on Thursday with the gloomy assessment that 23 million people would lose insurance under the Republican health care bill, and that premiums for seriously ill people would rise. That's an important feat for Senate Republicans, who control just 52 seats. They focused on all the frightful things that will come: Meals on Wheels losing funding, people starving, sick people will not get the medicine, and so on. "How they handle Medicaid is an important issue for me so I'll be looking at that closely".

"He knows, as you all know, that I've not been a fan of the tweets and the extracurricular comments". "I can't imagine there's a way to get 50 members on something that doesn't seriously hurt Americans and raise their costs". You can't govern from the right, you cannot govern from the left, you must govern from the middle.

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