Politics & Government
9:43 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Gov. Snyder: Calls for special Medicaid session moot

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says a Democrat's call for him to convene an emergency legislative session to pressure the Senate to pass Medicaid expansion is moot for now.

The Republican governor says the Legislature has a session day scheduled on July 3rd.

Spokesman Ken Silfven said Friday that the Senate should "take care of business" on July 3rd. While the Senate technically will be in session that day and others, attendance won't be taken and no business will be voted on until August 27th.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer says Snyder should exercise his constitutional power to bring lawmakers back to Lansing and also veto every bill coming to his desk until Medicaid expansion is passed.

Legal experts differ on whether Snyder can call a special session now.