Your Monday Morning Update: I’m sure by now, you all know that the Kansas 2012 budget was passed during the wee hours of the morning last Friday. No matter how you feel about it (good, bad or indifferent), it is done! As I ponder the final outcome of the session, I‘m a bit […]
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InterHab’s Update from Topeka 11th Hour Budget Deliberations “At 9:23 tonight, on the 89th day of the 2011 legislative session, Senate Ways and Means Chair Carolyn McGinn, R-Sedgwick, accepted the House’s final budget offer sealing the 2011 and 2012 budgets. The acceptance sends the piles of agreements to revisors to be turned into a bill—expected with some […]
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Once upon time there was a crucial bill named SB 210 It went up for a vote by the big, powerful legislature Remarkably, it passed And everyone lived happily every after! Well, perhaps it wasn’t as simple as this little ditty makes it appear. The debate was a bit grueling at times, but […]
Your Monday Morning Update: After the mad dash to get bills introduced, worked and addressed during turn around week, last week slowed to a mere crawl. Legislators were off Monday and Tuesday while the statehouse printers were busy printing up the House and Senate bills that had been worked during turn around week. Wednesday, […]
Last Friday was what is called “Turnaround Day”. This is the halfway point on the legislative calendar and the day in which all legislation must be passed out of its house of origin, either the House or the Senate. Needless to say, it was a very busy week under the dome! 1- Last year, HB […]
Below is the Legislative update from Lurena Mead at JCDS: Early last week the Senate passed the rescission bill agreed upon by the Senate Ways and Means committee. This bill included $25 million for K-12 special education funding. The House rescission bill does not include these funds. By keeping in these dollars, the Senate is […]
Thrive College Program for those with Developmental Disabilities THRIVE is a post-secondary program for students ages 18-25 years with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students have the opportunity to earn a 2-year certificate of success in independent living while living on campus and participating in courses and activities offered at University of Central Missouri. Upon completion […]
Another full week of the 2012 Legislative session and our legislators are doing just what we elected them to do… Formulate – Allocate – Regulate – Legislate You may have read that the Governor released his budget. As promised, he did not cut funding from the Medicaid DD system, in fact you may have heard […]