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Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Medicaid expansion takes center stage today at the State Capitol.
Two gun bills are alive and well. And a bill to allow you to go faster on parts of some interstates makes it out of a committee.
NewsChannel 5’s Robert Geha is at the Capitol with more.

The Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee took hours of testimony today on the only surviving Medicaid expansion bill but did not vote.
That’s Senate File 118.
Meanwhile a similar Medicaid expansion amendment to the House budget bill failed.
But Medicaid expansion is not dead yet.
The sponsor of 118 is hedging his bets and bringing a 3rd reading budget amendment almost identical to 118.
Look for that Friday.
Wednesday, a slew of Medicaid expansion supporters converged on the State Capitol to plead their cause.
We have three different perspectives on why they say the state legislature should adopt some form of Medicaid expansion.
The Wyoming Gun Owners Association opposes what it appears to be the two remaining gun rights bill.
House Bill 111 is waiting for a first vote in the House. Senate File 109 passed out of a Senate Committee Wednesday morning.
Both bills leave it up to school districts to decide if they want to allow firearms on school property and if so, how the policy should be enforced.

There were 83 budgets amendments in the House and 57 in the Senate on 2nd reading.
Look for plenty more on final reading Friday.
The bill to raise the speed limit to 80 miles an hour on stretches of Wyoming interstates is caught in traffic in the House. It passed the the House Transportation Committee Tuesday and is waiting to put on General File so the full House can vote on it.

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