KTEP - El Paso, Texas

Florida Legislature At An Impasse Over Expanding Medicaid

May 1, 2013
Originally published on May 1, 2013 5:48 pm

Republicans and Democrats in Florida's Legislature are at an impasse over whether to expand Medicaid. In order to pressure the Republican leadership to hold another vote, Democrats have invoked a rule requiring all bills to be read aloud in the entirety before they're voted on. In this post-Siri world, Republicans have plugged the bills into an electronic reader, dubbed Mary, who's reading t he bills at double speed to a chamber full of bored legislators.