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1 Elections 2002: New Faces Everywhere you Look! Jo Donlin ILRU Audioconference November 6, 2002

2 Big Election Year in the States 6214 State Legislative Seats Up (85%) –Current Party Control: 17 Legislatures Controlled by Rs 18 Legislatures Controlled by Ds 14 Split Control, 1 Nonpartisan (NE) 36 Governors Seats Up –Current Party Control: 27 R, 21 D, 2 I (ME, MN)

3 Governor’s Races 36 Races 20 Open Seats –14 termed out (9-R, 4-D, 1-I) –6 not seeking reelection (3-R, 2-D, 1-I) –Republicans defend 23 –Democrats defend 11

4 Term Limits and Redistricting Collide Term Limits –17 States Have Term Limits 11 in effect for 2002 –330 Legislators Termed Out in 2002 MI Senate: 27 of 38 termed out MO House: 75 of 163 termed out Most States Finished with Redistricting

5 WHAT HAPPENED??

6 Budget Issues Will Dominate 2003 NCSL Survey: –FY02 State Budget Gap: $27 Billion –FY03 State Budget Gap: $49 Billion –Medicaid will capture the largest amount of new spending. Expected to grow around 7.4%. At least twice the growth of K-12 education, higher education and corrections. many states anticipate a FY2003 shortfall, despite efforts to balance their programs.

7 You Can Make a Difference! Be Creative –Reach Out to New Members –Don’t Wait Until the End of Session –New leadership can mean new committee chairs. –Be accurate, reliable, honest, concise and vigilant –Offer to be a resource

8 NCSL Continues to Track Activity! –Publications, Meetings, Technical Assistance –Keep In Touch Jo Donlin , x1381

9 Resources! çNCSL Olmstead website çhttp://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/disabil2.htm çCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services çhttp://cms.hhs.gov/ çNational Technical Assistance Exchange çSusan Reinhard, Rutgers University, Center for State Health Policy, , x230 çRichard Petty, Independent Living Research Utilization,


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