JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate on Wednesday defeated a measure to expand a health insurance program for low-income children and pregnant women.

The 10-10 vote was a turnaround from last year when the same proposal passed the Senate 15-4. There is just one new member of the Senate this year, Cathy Giessel, a member of the four-person conservative Republican minority who took the seat of the now-retired Con Bunde, a "no" vote in 2010.

The bill's primary sponsor, Sen. Bettye Davis, D-Anchorage, served notice that she could seek a reconsideration vote. That is usually done if it's believed there could be a change in the vote tally.

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