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Jeff Brandes bucks Senate, votes ‘No’ on revamped FHIX healthcare plan

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The Senate’s FHIX 2.0 health care insurance plan carried the day in the upper chamber by a vote of 33-3 Wednesday afternoon after an hours-long session of back-patting and exhortations to the House to join them on their quest for a healthcare “revolution,” as one senator called it. Warm feelings and high-minded speeches rang out across the chamber from a chorus of pro-expansion senators. State Sen. Jeff Brandes was not among them. The Transportation Committee chairman’s fiscal politics always did have affinities…

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