LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The leading Republican in the Michigan Senate says lawmakers and Republican Gov. Rick Snyder are nearing agreements on the state budget targets that will likely not include a proposed expansion of government health insurance for low-income adults.
Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville told reporters on Tuesday that the spending targets for the budget that takes effect Oct. 1 could be finalized soon.
The Monroe Republican says they are rejecting federal dollars for the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Health Care Act "at this time."
Lawmakers in the Republican-led House and Senate passed budgets rejecting Snyder's proposal to expand Medicaid to nearly 400,000 Michiganians.
House Republicans recently introduced a plan that limits able-bodied adults to four years of coverage, which is now being considered in committee.
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