Senate Finance approves cuts to state agencies while refunding some healthcare programs
Posted on 5/11/2018 3:27:00 PM.

Senate Finance approved a budget that cuts nearly 25% in funding from most state agencies, but restores much of the funding to healthcare, specifically public-private partnership hospitals, that was lacking in a House backed spending plan. But Metairie Senator Conrad Appel says that doesn’t mean these cuts will actually be enacted.  

Senate Finance Committee, Budget, Healthcare

Disability advocated speak out about proposed budget cuts at Senate Finance Committee
Posted on 5/7/2018 12:12:00 PM.

The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony from disability advocates who are raising the alarm over the House passed budget that would place deep cuts in healthcare starting July 1st, including the slashing of programs for the disabled. Ville Platte Senator Eric LaFluer says the cuts would eliminate services for over 45,000 developmentally disabled patients.

Senate Finance Committee, Budget cuts, Disability advocates

Senate Finance Committee makes major changes to budget proposal
Posted on 5/30/2016 4:40:00 PM.

The Senate Finance Committee has made their changes to the proposed budget for next fiscal year and sent it to the Senate floor. Amendments made to the budget only fund 48% of the TOPS scholarship program. Ville Platte Senator Eric LaFleur says they hope to have more money to fund the program after the special session.
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Parents urge Senate Committee to approve taxes to aid developmentally disabled kids
Posted on 3/2/2016 2:45:00 PM.

Parents with children that have developmental disabilities went before the Senate Finance Committee urging lawmakers to increase taxes to help fund programs that help them take care of their kids. Ashley McReynolds is the mother of 9-year-old Cooper who has a serious genetic disorder that makes him feel like he’s starving to death. She says without state assistance they would not be able to raise Cooper at home.
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Senate Finance Committee, tax increase, developmentally disabled, Ashley McReynolds, Sharon Hewitt



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