A couple of weeks ago, House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, made what now appears to have been a major blunder. He allowed a vote to be taken on the Medicaid expansion bill (HB 4714) for which House Democrats supplied 48 of the 56 'yes' votes required for passage.
If a majority of House Republicans had backed the bill, Bolger's decision to let the vote take place would have made sense. But that wasn't the case. Only 28 House Republicans voted “yes,” while 30 voted “no.”