Today Senate Appropriations Committee met to review and vote on the Senate proposed budget. The Senate Health and Human Service budget includes an approximate 5% decrease from the continuation budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year and an approximate 6% decrease for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.
The Senate budget does include a special provision that will direct the Division of MH,DD,SA to begin the process of applying for a TBI waiver.
The Senate budget for HHS tracks very closely to the Governor's proposed budget.
There were no reductions to the CAP/MR-DD Waiver funding that currently exist in the continuation budget.