Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press Updated 2:29 pm PST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019 file photio, Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, talks during a House Rules Committee meeting in Helena. An early version of a bill Buttrey is working on to continue Medicaid expansion in Montana without increasing costs to taxpayers involves increasing some individuals' premiums, collecting fees from tax-exempt religious corporations and taxing hospitals that benefit from the infusion of federal money. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File) less FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019 file photio, Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, talks during a House Rules Committee meeting in Helena. An early version of a bill Buttrey is working on to continue Medicaid expansion ... more Photo: Thom Bridge, AP … [Read more...] about Republicans want Medicaid expansion without additional costs
Alabama state Auditor Jim Ziegler (R) is facing pushback over a post he shared on Facebook over the weekend discussing Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-Ariz.) attire.Ziegler shared photos of the Arizona Democrat donning a dress and tall boots while on the Senate floor last week with the headline: “What newly elected AZ democrat senator Kyrsten Sinema wore to work.”The post prompted heated discussion from commenters, many of whom slammed the Republican and accused him of shaming Sinema for her attire. State Senate OKs bill linking Colorado presidential choice to national voteAccording to AL.com, Ziegler also wrote that Sinema “took the floor improperly attired” in an earlier version of the post. However, that phrasing was later removed from the post.Read more at thehill.com. … [Read more...] about Republican official faces pushback for comments on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s attire
Associated Press Published 9:25 AM EST Jan 29, 2019 Washington – Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake says he hopes a Republican will challenge President Donald Trump’s re-election bid, but it won’t be him. Flake, who did not seek re-election in 2018, frequently tangled with Trump and often said he hoped a Republican would challenge Trump in 2020. Flake told “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday “that somebody won’t be me. I will not be a candidate.” Flake retired this month and is now a CBS News contributor. He says that it’s “a difficult path” for any Republican to challenge Trump in a primary but that he still hopes someone will do so. Flake was a U.S. senator from Arizona from 2013 to 2019. Previously, he represented Arizona’s 6th Congressional District in the House. … [Read more...] about Republican Jeff Flake says he won’t challenge Trump in 2020
As proposals to legalize recreational marijuana take shape in the House, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said Monday that the bills do not have a chance to pass in his chamber. The Republican from Nisswa made the statement shortly after a press conference where two Democratic lawmakers and a Republican senator unveiled a bill to legalize recreational marijuana. While Democrats control the state House, Republican hold a two-seat majority in the Senate. Gazelka called the legalization of marijuana a “controversial issue, to say the least,” and said Republicans in the Senate are focused on other priorities — like crafting a two-year budget and reducing health care costs. “Legalizing recreational marijuana is … not something I would consider a priority issue,” Gazelka said in a statement. THREE BILLS PROPOSED, ANOTHER ON THE WAY Three legalization bills have been introduced at the State Capitol so far, and another is on the way. Here’s what the … [Read more...] about Top MN Senate Republican shuts door on legalizing pot. House Democrats frustrated by lack of coordination within party.
Dejanay Booth Detroit Free Press Published 6:17 PM EST Jan 26, 2019 About 200 people attended a Build the Wall rally Saturday afternoon in Bloomfield Hills, said event coordinator Meshawn Maddock, co-founder of Michigan Trump Republicans. The rally, at the Oakland County Republican Party's office along Woodward Avenue south of East Square Lake Road, was designed to show support for President Donald Trump's initiative to build a wall along the United States' southern border with Mexico. The event, also called Women for the Wall, was intended for women, in particular, to show support. Maddock said she didn't encounter counter-protesters at the rally, but she did receive calls of people threatening to attend and protest against it. The rally comes a day after it was announced that the government shutdown ended. Noted as the longest in U.S. history, the shutdown lasted more than a month as Trump and Congress did not agree on appropriating funds to support the … [Read more...] about Republicans in Bloomfield Hills rally to ‘Build the Wall’