News Conference Planned for SC Medicaid Protesters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - More than two dozen people arrested or ticketed while protesting South Carolina's decision to reject federal money to expand Medicaid are expected in court.

The South Carolina Progressive Network says 27 people detained during several weeks of protests at the Statehouse asked for a jury trial. The City of Columbia is expected to announce its decision on that in court Tuesday.

The Progressive Network plans to speak to reporters after that announcement.

The protesters were asking South Carolina lawmakers to accept federal money to expand Medicaid and spend more on education and other programs.

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