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Some state lawmakers are suggesting the idea of a special session for a prescription drug plan

August 31, 2004
By: Travis Thompson
State Capital Bureau

Some state lawmakers are suggesting the idea of a special session for a prescription drug plan. Travis Thompson has more from the state Capitol.

Funding for the Senior Rx program expires in December of next year.

Senate minority floor leader Maida Coleman says there may be issues to warrant a special session to extend the program.

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Contents: "I believe there may be some issues we need to look at for a special session. I'm not completely sure as of yet if a special session dealing with prescription drugs is what needs to be discussed."

The State House failed to pass an extension of the funding for the Senior Rx program last year.

If funding is not extended, seniors will have to wait until July 2006 for the program to resume.

From the state Capitol, I'm Travis Thompson.