Was Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves a hero for saving the state’s $890 million Medicaid program in the madcap Friday, June 28 windup of the special legislative session? Or a dictator for bending the constitutional barrier against tacking a revenue provision onto a general bill?
In any case, Reeves single-handedly bypassed Gov. Phil Bryant and restored the primary revenue stream – the hospital bed tax – to the Medicaid program after Bryant failed to add the Medicaid revenue machinery to his special session call.
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