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Friday, June 07, 2019

Budget Update 

The Joint Finance Committee voted this past week on funding changes related to healthcare and transportation funding.

 

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The Committee voted to increase funding for the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Health Services. The overall spending increase is in excess of $1.6 billion and were directed toward bipartisan initiatives. Notable changes include increased funding for Personal Care Workers by $37 million over the biennium, increased funding for Direct Caregivers in Family Care by $27 million over the biennium, and increased funding for Nursing Homes by $30 million over the biennium.

The Committee voted to increase transportation spending by $487 million over the biennium while authorizing the lowest level of bonding since the 2001-03 budget cycle. The Committee managed to invest more money in our roads, with special attention to our local roads, while reducing the Department of Transportation’s reliance on borrowing moving forward. This action takes into account the need to invest in our roads while also being fiscally responsible.

75th Anniversary of D-Day

Yesterday marked the 75th anniversary since Allied forces invaded the coast of Normandy, France. The invasion marked an important moment in the Second World War. Following D-Day Allied forces pushed their way through continental Europe until V.E. day just under a year later. Here is a link you may find interesting.

Torch Run Kickoff 

 

I had the opportunity to attend the Torch Run Kickoff at the State Capitol yesterday morning. Local legs of the Torch Run will occur across the state. Click here to find more information!

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