A 3 minute update on the Senate's passage of the Health & Human Services Omnibus bill, with "deep cuts health, welfare programs":
From Senator Hann, Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee:
"The Minnesota Senate passed the Health and Human Services Omnibus Budget Bill today following a rigorous floor debate. The Senate Republicans' proposal offers a 6 percent increase from current Health and Human Services spending, and a 12 percent decrease in spending over the February forecast."
Child Welfare details, from the MN Social Service Association's legislative update:
-The House makes no cuts to the CCSA block grant; the Senate cuts it by $22 million for the biennium. (*the CCSA block grant is the sole source of state funds for Child Protection)
Families involved in the Child Welfare system are often connected to numerous social service programs, so it's important to also keep an ear to the changes proposed across the Health and Human Services spectrum.