2011 General Assembly: Week 5

One of the biggest issues this week was the budget. The House of Delegates has one version of the state budget (HB1500), and the State Senate has their version (SB800).

The House version makes more cuts than the current Senate budget. The primary objective of the House was to restore fiscal discipline by limiting new spending, reduce the amount of authorized debt, and reducing the burdens on small businesses.

Both budgets have passed their respective chambers, and it is now up to members of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees to work together to put forward a final budget that both the Republican-controlled House and Democrat-controlled Senate can agree upon.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Dave Albo

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One response to “2011 General Assembly: Week 5

  1. Dave,
    I received a call from a friend that has a handicapped daughter. She has been informed that HB 1500 Item 297 #7H has a clause to cap care to 40 hrs per week for EDCB medicaid coverage. I have been asked to contact you to ask you oppose this bill. This would cause this family to send a 40 year old to a nursing home environment. She currently lives in her own home with the aid of a dog and visiting nurses, and she is very pleased with the aid that she has now, if this bill is passed it would cause her to probably go to a nursing home environment and she would probably have to give up her dog for help. Please consider opposing HB1500 Item 297 #7H

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