Wednesday, June 2, 2010

NCGA: House Appropriation Update

The subcommittee chairs are continuing to present their budgets to the full appropriation committee members.

HHS and Education have completed their presentation.

House rules have stated that all amendments must be received and reviewed by staff by 12 noon. We will be having multiple amendments offered this afternoon.

We will keep you updates as to if any of these amendments affect our budget issues.

As expected there have already been multiple conversations regarding the fact that Congress has not passed the stand-alone FMAP enhanced bill that is in the House and that the Senate has not yet added FMAP back to the jobs bills.

The sense here is that this budget will continue to move forward and there will be contingency plans if the FMAP does not show up. Special Session? Maybe or maybe not.

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