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Rep. Steve Harshman, R-Casper, claps and smiles during the 66th Wyoming Legislature’s general session Thursday, March 18, 2021, in the House chamber inside the state Capitol. Legislators were forced to take snow days on Monday and Tuesday because of the historic snowstorm, but were able to reconvene Wednesday. Michael Cummo/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

CHEYENNE – After failing twice earlier this year, Medicaid expansion is back on the table in the Wyoming Legislature.

During its meeting Tuesday, the Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee voted to sponsor a Medicaid expansion bill that would provide health care coverage to an estimated 24,000 residents whose annual income is at or below 138% of the federal poverty level, or roughly $17,775 for an individual. If the Legislature holds a special session, tentatively discussed for mid-July, the bill would be considered during that time.

Tom Coulter is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s state government reporter. He can be reached at tcoulter@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3124. Follow him on Twitter at @tomcoulter_.

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