Politics

Kentucky lawmakers pick up today where they left off Friday, as the special session on Medicaid moves into its second week.

House Minority Leader Jeffrey Hoover says he and Speaker Greg Stumbo are close to agreement on a compromise bill they hope will pass both the House and Senate.

“President Williams is complaining that we’ve taken too long, already,” he says. “We want to get that done and then get it to them and let them look at it. If they want to make some tweaks or they want to talk about it, then obviously, we’ll be more than happy to do that. But from our perspective, we just want to get it out of the House, our members want to get it out of the House, and get it to the Senate.”

At least one more hearing is scheduled in the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee before a vote is taken on a Medicaid bill. Health and Family Services Secretary Janie Miller is scheduled to testify today.