UPDATE – Sen. Hobbs: majority of 25 members sign letter backing “Reproductive Parity’ bill, but it appears to die in committee
Democratic Sen. Steve Hobbs told a Senate hearing this morning he has the signatures of at least 25 Senate members willing to vote in favor of a bill requiring insurers to cover abortion, if they also cover maternity. His letter is here. But it looks like having the votes for House Bill 1044 will not matter.
First, Senate Health Care Committee chair Randi Becker, R-Eatonville, abruptly adjourned this morning’s hearing just after noon – before Democratic Sen. Karen Keiser could move to bring House Bill 1044 to a committee vote. Wednesday is the deadline for the …