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Health-related highlights from Maryland Gov. Moore’s 2024 budget

James Sklar | Feb 17, 2023 | Maryland

Gov. Wes Moore's win puts the governorship back in Democrats' hands after two terms of Republican control, which put Maryland Democrats in full control of the state’s government.      During Moore’s State of the State address, he hinted at his legislative agenda, which includes healthcare-related items like addressing Maryland’s...[ Read More ]

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green submits additional budget requests for housing and healthcare initiatives

| Feb 16, 2023 | Hawaii

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green, MD, submitted additional budget requests to fund housing and healthcare initiatives to the legislature on Monday.     Green filed his executive budget for the fiscal biennium 2023-25 in December 2022. It features $2.1 billion in capital improvement project requests for fiscal 2024 and $1.4 billion...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Rep. Randy Fine's priorities, DeSantis's budget, Medicaid redeterminations

| Feb 10, 2023 | Florida

Our first Florida newsletter of 2023 features a conversation with newly appointed House health committee Chair Rep. Randy Fine about his priorities for this session, a breakdown of some of the health-related funding proposals in Gov. Ron DeSantis's recently released FY 2023-2024 budget, and information on how healthcare leaders in...[ Read More ]

Public health-related highlights from Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s 2024 budget

James Sklar | Feb 9, 2023 | Michigan

For the first time in over 40 years, there is a Democratic House, Senate, and governor in the state of Michigan, and during Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, she highlighted how she plans to promote the repeal of the state’s 1931 law banning abortions.     This...[ Read More ]

Gov. Ron DeSantis announces 2023-2024 Framework for Freedom Budget with major investments in behavioral health

| Feb 3, 2023 | Florida

On Feb. 1st, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his Framework for Freedom Budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year, which includes major investments in cancer research and behavioral healthcare. The Framework for Freedom budget totals $114.8 billion, and primary focuses include expanding the economy, restoring the environment, and maintaining health reserves...[ Read More ]

Texas Legislature introduces $289 billion base budget for the 2024-2025 biennium with increased support for women’s health and nursing

| Jan 20, 2023 | Texas

Leaders from both the House and Senate released their respective chambers’ preliminary budgets for the 2024-2025 biennium on Wednesday. Both budgets propose nearly $289 billion from total funds and $130.1 billion in general revenue, some $50 billion short of the $188.2 billion that the state has available to appropriate over...[ Read More ]