Albritton says virus used to push politics

State senator says governor, others using COVID-19 to push their political agendas with money

Alabama State Sen. Greg Albritton said some factions in Montgomery are trying to use the coronavirus to push political agendas with the expansion of Medicaid at the top of the list.

"One of our left wingers is meeting with the governor tomorrow (Thursday) and push for the expansion of Medicaid," Albritton said.

Albritton also said false figures on how much such an expansion would cost are also circulating. He said some are saying it will cost the state $168 million the first year and $38 million a year in subsequent years.

"I don't know where those figure come from," Albritton said. "Medicaid...

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