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Medicaid Billboards Make Debate

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- Governor Rick Snyder has refused to stop billboards from going into Senate GOP districts where republican senators have so far refused to vote for his medicaid expansion legislation.

While he defends this as part of the democracy, some senators are not pleased.

These billboards are popping up in GOP senate districts asking the public to put the pressure on their local GOP senators to do what the governor wants. He wants a vote to insure 320,000 needy families in Michigan by moving them into the Federal Medicaid System.

Instead of voting, GOP senators with the help from two democrats are working behind closed doors to redo the governors proposal.The governor meanwhile continues with his town hall meetings and has refused to halt the billboards.

"Isn't it only appropriate if you have a view on an issue you should contact your senator and express how you feel and encourage them to vote yes and vote soon," said Gov. Snyder.

So the billboards will not be coming down, but the criticism is mounting. "I dont think the billboards are doing the governor any good," said Senator Rick Jones.

The senate GOP leader indicates there could be a vote on this by the end of July.

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