House members tell KUTV how they voted on Medicaid expansion, mostly
Salt Lake City —
(KUTV) Last Week After three years of debate, the final negotiated plan that could bring health care to nearly 125,000 poor Utahn's failed to pass out of the Republican controlled caucus.
At the time, Speaker of the House Greg Hughes along with other members of the house leadership, met with the media after the closed meeting. At the time, Hughes said he and Rep. Jim Dunnigan voted for the Utah Access Plus plan. A plan that had been negotiated with top Republican leaders. Reporters criticized the house leadership for holding the closed meeting and not allowing the public to hear the debate of leaders.
At the time Hughes suggested that reporters ask all the members of the 63 person caucus how they voted if they wanted to know exactly who voted for what.
"I don't think they're going to hide it. Ask em where they're at, I think they'll tell you where they are," said Hughes.
So that's what we did, we emailed and called every Republican lawmaker in the caucus to find out how they voted. We do know the proposal failed overwhelmingly, one lawmaker says the vote was 57-7. Here is what we found during our research:
Won't Disclose how they voted:
Was not present would have voted NO
Didn't Respond To our request: