Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NCGA: Senate Will Release Budget Today

The NC Senate will release its budget proposal today. It cuts 500 million more than what was included in the governor's budget and from all reports will have significant differences from the House budget.

The Senate Health and Human Services Appropriation Committee will meet this morning at 8:30AM in room 643 of the Legislative Office Building. The full Senate appropriation committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday.

The budget is expected to head back to the House by next week. There will then be a conference committee to work out differences before sending it to the governor.

Of interest to our community will be if there are any significant cuts to Medicaid optional services and how much of a cut there will be to provider rates. We will report here once we have seen the proposal.

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