During its regular session this year, the Texas Legislature passed a $321.3 billion ($144 billion in general funds) state budget for the 2024-2025 biennium, more than a third or $102 billion of which would be devoted to health and human services.      The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Departments of Family … Read more

California’s Budget SubCommittee on Health and Human Services held its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, where panel discussions were held about essential state programs, including CalWORKs. A focus of the CalWORKs panel was reimagining the program to alleviate poverty for families. CalWORKs is California’s primary cash support and basic needs program for families … Read more

Top officials from the state’s health and human services agencies testified before the Texas Senate Committee on Finance (SCF) outlining their legislative appropriations requests for the 2024-2025 state budget, Senate Bill 1, on Friday.      Appropriations in the budget bill for health and human services total $97.36 billion over the biennium, $41.5 billion of … Read more

On Jan. 10, Gov. Gavin Newsom released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023,  proposing a total of $217.5 billion for all health and human services programs. This includes $93.5 billion in general funds, 52.4% of which is allocated to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to support numerous DHCS initiatives and services … Read more