January 15, 2017 Legislation



The new year brings the start of the "end" of Ocare.  The first day of the new Congress with the Senate passing a reconciliation bill that will allow the Ocare changes to be passed with only a majority of votes.  The House and Senate committees have until January 27 to produce legislation to get rid of major portions of the law.  

In an interesting move, the People's Republic of Massachusetts has overruled its citizens and snuck a bill into legislature when very few were present to delay the onset of legal marijuana for over a year.  The voters passed the legislation with 53% of the vote to go into effect December 15, 2016.  During the year end session with only a handful of legislators present they passed a bill without public hearing  and with no debate.  It sound like the Dems passing Ocare.


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