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House Attempts Veto Overrides8/26/2015
On August 25, House Republican leadership attempted to override 20 of the line items in the vetoed HB 1192, all of which failed by a vote of 115-83 (a 2/3 majority is needed to override a veto), with Republicans voting in favor and Democrats voting against. The full list of attempted veto overrides is below, courtesy of Gmerek Government Relations.
More Information: House Veto Override - Line Items
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Child Welfare Budget Talking Points Available8/25/2015
Several counties have received responses from their legislators explaining the child welfare rebalancing initiative that was in HB 1192 (vetoed by the Governor) and reintroduced as HB 1460. CCAP is providing talking points to assist counties in explaining the true impact of this initiative. The talking points are linked below and can also be found on the Legislative Action Center.
More Information: FY 2015-2016 Child Welfare Budget Talking Points
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County Impacts of Budget Impasse7/30/2015
As the FY 2015-2016 budget impasse continues, counties will face significant impacts. The state mandates counties to provide many human services, and delays in funding do not excuse them from providing those services. As delays drag on, counties draw from reserves, delay provider payments, curtail non-essential services, or borrow funds. Clients, providers, and taxpayers are impacted.

CCAP has created a web page to provide information about the impacts of the FY 2015-2016 budget impasse on counties, as well as resources for counties to contact their legislators. Please send any additional information on county impacts to PACountiesGR@pacounties.org.

More Information: FY 2015-2016 Budget Impasse web page
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House Introduces New Budget Vehicle7/22/2015
On July 21, House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Bill Adolph introduced HB 1460, which is expected to serve as a vehicle for a final budget agreement when it is reached. The bill as currently drafted is identical to HB 1192 as approved by the General Assembly in late June and vetoed by the Governor on June 30, and is not reflective of a comprehensive budget agreement at this time. Counties can refer to CCAP's budget analysis related to HB 1192 to reference the lines currently in HB 1460.
More Information: HB 1460
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Updated FY 2015-2016 Talking Points & Sample Letter7/8/2015
Reflecting the current status of the FY 2015-2016 commonwealth budget, updated Talking Points and a Human Services Budget Sample Letter are now posted to the Legislative Action Center, under the Commonwealth Budget header. Follow the link below.
More Information: Legislative Action Center
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