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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JULY 24, 2015
COULD MORE FUNDING BE SQUEEZED OUT OF LOTTERY? – PART 1

As tuition rises and pressures continue on the HOPE Scholarship and Grant and the need for additional Pre-K slots continues to increase, the conversation usually gets around to discussing the funding being produced by the state lottery.  (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JULY 17, 2015
JUNE ENDS FY 2015--HIGHEST REVENUE TOTAL EVER!

A solid June revenue total of $1.81 billion capped FY2015 with the highest revenue collections in the state’s history, totaling $19.028 billion. The gain over FY2014 totaled $1.145 billion, a gain outdistancing all other years but 2006 and 2007. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JULY 10, 2015
2016 BUDGET RESTORES PHYSICIANS’ MEDICAID RATES

Background
When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law in 2010 by President Barack Obama, it included many provisions to expand Medicaid services. Medicaid is a jointly-funded program between states and the federal government that provides healthcare for low-income children and pregnant women, the elderly, and the disabled. (More)

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