Archive for Pennsylvania proposed FY 2021 budget
Coronavirus update for Thursday, May 28 as of 2:30 p.m. Pennsylvania Update State Budget Today the Senate passed the interim state general fund budget bill, House Bill 2387, by a vote of 44-6. The Senate also approved a package of supplemental appropriation bills for the 2020-21 state fiscal year. The bills will be signed in the House and the governor is expected to add his signature. The Senate also passed an amended House Bill 2510, a fiscal code bill appropriating a portion of the $3.9 billion in federal CARES Act funding for COVID-19 relief. The House is expected to concur in the amended fiscal code bill and the governor is also expected to sign. Another fiscal code bill appropriating state … Read More
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published its February 2020 newsletter Health Law News. Included in this month’s edition are articles about: Governor Wolf’s proposed FY 2021 Medicaid budget. Challenges Pennsylvania Medicaid recipients have encountered obtaining services from their HealthChoices managed care plan and how to address them. Implementation of the federal “public charge” regulation and whom it does – and does not – affect. Read about these subjects and more in the Pennsylvania Health Law Project’s February 2020 newsletter.
New human services efforts to support vulnerable populations are a major part of Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed $36.06 billion FY 2021 budget for Pennsylvania. The proposed budget, presented to the state legislature earlier this week, includes the following new initiatives: creating pathways to success in the workforce for low-income Pennsylvanians increasing the minimum wage to $15 increasing Department of Human Services staffing to support licensing and oversight supporting adults in long-term-care facilities legal services for vulnerable populations direct care worker comprehensive training commitment to performance-based metrics, accountability, and transparency in services and licensing supporting vulnerable populations through home- and community-based services and reducing waiting lists prevention services to support at-risk families improving food security while supporting agriculture Go here to … Read More