Moving Forward: Vol. 18, Issue 4

This week, the various appropriations committees began holding hearings on the FY 2013 Amended Budget. This budget funds the state for the remainder of this fiscal year, through June 30, 2013.

Last week, Moving Forward focused on budget information for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), including spending related to the DOJ settlement. This week, we will focus on budget information for the Department of Community Health (DCH), Department of Human Services (DHS) and Department of Education (DOE).

The bill to replace the expiring Medicaid "bed tax" funds with a fee continues to move quickly and is scheduled for a debate in the House this Friday. The Senate passed the bill in January.

You can view the budget yourself at

Additionally, the legislative calendar has been set through March 5. See attachment.

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