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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, APRIL 29, 2016
HEAVY LEGISLATIVE YEAR FOR HUMAN SERVICES-PROGRAMS AND REIMBURSEMENTS CATCH UP

Quite a few legislative changes were made to improve services to children and to enhance protections of children and seniors. For the first time in a number of years, most providers received rate increases and many programs aiding the disabled, handicapped, children and seniors received additional funding. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, APRIL 22, 2016
EDUCATION: LESS TESTING-MORE FUNDING HIGHLIGHT 2016 SESSION

In a year that did not see massive reforms in education, the Legislature reacted to what members had been hearing in sessions all around the state: "Do something about testing, and a raise is overdue."  (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, APRIL 15, 2016
STATE REVENUES "CHUGGING RIGHT ALONG"

March revenues came in at a steady 2.2% net gain for the month, exclusive of the new fuel tax revenues which boosted the overall increase to 6.8%. The State took in a total of $1.53 billion for the month with an overall gain of $98.2 million including fuel taxes. (More)

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