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Budget Conference Committee still working - includes GBA and KDADS budget items

May 01, 2014 2:05 PM | Anonymous
At 3 p.m. on Thursday, the budget conference committee is still negotiating the final eight items or so.  At this stage of the game, the Governor's Budget Amendment is included - containing additional funding for substance abuse treatment ($500,000), mental health institutional diversion ($500,000), and reducing HCBS waiting lists ($4 m plus federal funds).  It also includes the language needed to allow KDADS to move forward with the Rainbow Alternative Project and adjustments in consensus caseloads.

This is good news, considering yesterday's news report that Kansas April revenue receipts were far short of predictions and could have resulted in some reactive budget cutting today.  Read the Capital Journal story at Kansas Revenue falls 92m 



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