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Topic - Appropriations Committee
Maine lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday that fixes a $32 million gap in the state budget next fiscal year and moves hundreds of developmentally disabled residents off waitlists for Medicaid services like home-based care.
The Kansas Senate approved a Republican education funding plan early Friday after expanding it to include a measure blocking public schools from using multistate reading and math standards.
A Kansas House committee has revised its school funding plan to be more generous in providing aid to local school districts.
A Kansas House committee is poised to revise a plan for increasing aid to poor school districts but has postponed its discussion of the details.
Maine's budget-writing committee agreed Wednesday to advance a plan to fix a multimillion dollar shortfall in the state budget as well as Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to replenish the rainy day fund by $21 million.
The South Dakota Legislature passed a $4.3 billion spending plan Friday that gives extra state money to teachers, the state's four technical institutes and some nursing homes and other health care facilities that serve low-income people.
A plan to provide prenatal care to pregnant women who are not U.S. citizens was rejected Thursday by the South Dakota Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee.
Nebraska lawmakers kicked off a budget debate on Monday focused on property taxes and a proposal to spend $2.5 million on cast-bronze fountains at the Capitol.
After trading jabs over a committee vote on a bill that would restore $40 million in revenue sharing for the state's cities and towns, Republican and Democratic members on the committee said the whole thing was a misunderstanding.
Members of the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee voted Friday to reduce possible extra state compensation for counties that stand to lose payments covering lost tax revenue from federal lands.
The budget shortfall facing Maine's Department of Health and Human Services is now expected to be about $30 million less than originally thought, Commissioner Mary Mayhew said Friday.
Further reductions in state aid to Maine cities and towns will result in cuts to essential services and skyrocketing property taxes, municipal officials told lawmakers on Wednesday.
Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is set to become the first woman to chair the prestigious Senate Appropriations Committee, a position left open this week by the death of Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye.
In a fresh warning to Pakistan, a Senate panel approved Tuesday a foreign aid budget for next year that slashes President Obama's request for assistance to Islamabad by more than half and threatens further reductions if it fails to open supply routes to NATO forces in Afghanistan.
House Republicans on a key spending committee have put some of President Obama's top health care and education priorities squarely in its crosshairs.