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May 11, 2024

The promised compromise budget has been released and, as was expected,  there do not appear to be any changes to those items most important to our community.  So while you may not have been totally thrilled with the budget originally passed (in March), it has not changed with the latest negotiation:

  • The rate increases (3% in July 2024 with an additional 3% in July 2025)
  • The 3,000+ slots (distributed quarterly during the biennium) 
  • The increases in services facilitation rates and relaxation of qualifications, and
  • The service redesign in BRAVO 2.0 are, among other items, all still included.

The General Assembly is hoping to resolve the budget on Monday; we’ll monitor, but do not expect any surprises.