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House Vote on FMAP Extension Eases State Budget Stress (a little)

The House of Representatives, back in Washington for an unprecedented summer recess vote, adopted a six-month extension of the enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) this afternoon in a 247 to 161 vote. California will receive an estimated additional $1.869 billion in FMAP funding and $1.2 billion in education and teacher funding, according to the [...]

Twin Waiver Bills See Daylight

The state’s effort to negotiate a new Section 1115 Medicaid waiver grinds on with dual hearings on identical bills next week.

Senate Rejects Wholesale Elimination of Vital Human Services Programs

The Senate heard the Governor’s ill-conceived trigger cut proposals today in Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3. After extensive public testimony, the Subcommittee voted to reject the Governor’s proposals to completely eliminate In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), CalWORKs, and Transitional Housing Program Plus (THP+) for former foster youth. Read about CSAC’s testimony.