Legislation

Legislation

Governor Vetoes 2019 Budget for Lack of Medicaid Expansion

July 9, 2019

The Governor vetoed the budget with concerns that it did not include Medicaid expansion.  It is unclear whether the House has the votes to override the veto. If the veto remains in place, their will need to be budget revision. As of July 1, the state is running on the current budget until the new…

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Senate Budget Analysis

June 5, 2019

The Senate introduced and passed their budget proposal in the same week, just as the House did earlier this month.  That moves the budget ahead to a conference committee, yet to be appointed, and made up of House and Senate members, where the differences between the two budgets will be reconciled.  When you review the…

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House Budget Passed

May 6, 2019

The House unveiled their budget proposal on Monday, April 29th and passed the budget by the end of the week.  This is a significant step in moving toward a budget agreement for the biennium of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021.  As reported earlier, there has been a lot of discussion already amongst legislative…

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Busy Legislative Session is Underway

April 30, 2019

As expected, the 2019 long session of the General Assembly is busy with committees meeting regularly.  The budget, initiated by the House this year, is expected to be published at any moment.  At that point, activities will likely ramp up to chaotic.  The bill filing deadlines for both the House and the Senate have already…

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Legislature Heats Up

March 18, 2019

The long session of the General Assembly is in the thick of its work at this point.  Appropriations subcommittees are meeting multiple times a week, the Governor’s proposal has started the budget process, and other committees are moving bills along.  Here’s a quick look at some of the bills that the General Assembly is currently…

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Children’s Council Focuses on Collaboration

The Children’s Council meeting on March 15th included discussion that emphasized the need to strengthen formal processes and information sharing across health and human services as it applies to children involved with local departments of social services, LME/MCOs, schools and juvenile justice.  The Children’s Council is formally known as the Child Well-Being Transformation Council.  This…

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Governor Proposes Medicaid Expansion

March 12, 2019

The i2i Center is closely tracking legislative areas that will impact behavioral health, I-DD, and progress towards integrated health.  The Governor has unveiled his budget proposal for the biennium of State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-2020 and SFY2020-2021.  This signals the formal beginning of the budget process.  It will be up to legislators as to how…