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Budget News

 

Pennsylvania counties are showing their support 
for CCAP’s top priority, 
the Commonwealth Budget and Human Services funding, 
by adopting resolutions!

 

As of March 28, CCAP has received copies of resolutions from 44 counties.

Don’t see your county here? 
Send a copy of your resolution to pacountiesgr@pacounties.org 
and we’ll add you to the map!

 Sample resolutions are available
on CCAP’s Legislative Action Center web page.

FY 2016-2017 Budget Talking Points Available5/10/2016
The Association's Legislative Action Center contains talking points that can be used to advocate county human services priorities in the FY 2016-2017 state budget. The talking points highlight the need for a timely completion of the state budget that provides appropriate levels of funding for county human services programs. Both the talking points and a fact sheet on counties' budget and human services funding priority are linked below.
More Information: FY 2016-2017 Budget Talking Points
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CCAP Releases Summary of FY 2015-2016 Impasse Impacts5/10/2016
The difficult circumstances of the six month state budget impasse in FY 2015-2016 brought counties to the crisis point in fiscal and administrative matters. Another impasse will create an even worse situation regarding providing critical services to residents. CCAP has been conducting a survey of counties to determine the costs to counties of that impasse, and a summary of the impacts can be found at the link below.
More Information: FY 2015-2016 Budget Impasse: County Impact Summary
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FY 2015-2016 Fiscal Code Bill Becomes Law Without Governor's Signature4/25/2016
On April 25, HB 1589, containing amendments to the Fiscal Code to implement the FY 2015-2016 state budget, became law as Act 25 of 2016 without the Governor's signature. The amendments include language to assure that counties would still get their fourth quarter payment for C&Y in the event of another budget impasse under the rebalancing initiative.
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FY 2016-2017 Budget Vehicle Begins Legislative Process4/14/2016
On April 13, House Appropriations Chair Rep. Bill Adolph introduced HB 1999, a vehicle for the FY 2016-2017 process. While the bill currently contains the FY 2015-2016 appropriations as a placeholder, the introduction of a bill allows the General Assembly to begin procedural moves while negotiations continue. HB 1999 has been reported by the House Appropriations Committee and may receive further consideration when the House returns to session the week of May 2.
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General Assembly Sends Fiscal Code Bill to Governor4/14/2016
This week, the Senate and House approved HB 1589 with amendments to the Fiscal Code to implement the FY 2015-2016 state budget. The amendments contain much of the language from the vetoed HB 1327, including needed language to assure that counties would still get their fourth quarter payment for C&Y in the event of another budget impasse under the rebalancing initiative. The Governor has until April 24 to sign the bill into law, veto the bill or allow it to become law without his signature.
More Information: HB 1589
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