Plans were being made by the House and Senate to convene a joint assembly of the GOP-led General Assembly to hear the governor’s decision.
For months, Haslam has been struggling with whether to extend TennCare to an estimated 181,000 low-income people. Earlier this week, Haslam said he would make a decision this week.
If Haslam says yes to the expansion, he faces opposition among any number of fellow Republicans in the Legislature.
Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...