The Utah House of Representatives on Monday advanced legislation aimed at blocking federal Medicaid expansion in the state under the Affordable Care Act.
Medicaid expansion in Utah would provide $152 million in new federal funding to Utah health care services in 2014, and nearly $4 billion over 10 years. But Republican Representative Jacob Anderegg, of Lehi, says that the cost of the program isn’t worth the benefits derived.
The USU police department provides many different services for the students and employees of Utah State University, but one service they offer could mean the difference between life and death in a workplace violence situation.
An amended version of a bill that would direct 25% of future profits from the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to fund public education was voted down on the House floor on Thursday morning.
Republican representative Jim Bird’s bill to fund education through alcohol sales was rejected by the Utah House last week, but an amended version found its way to the floor Thursday morning.