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Legislative Update September 2014 WCOMO. State Budget Timeline Sep. & Nov.Revenue Forecasts Nov. 4Election Day Mid Dec.Governor releases budget proposal.

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1 Legislative Update September 2014 WCOMO

2 State Budget Timeline Sep. & Nov.Revenue Forecasts Nov. 4Election Day Mid Dec.Governor releases budget proposal Jan. 12Legislative session begins – 105 days long Feb/MarchSenate and House each propose a budget April/MayBudgets passed by House and Senate May/JuneGovernor signs budget; legislature adjourns July 1New fiscal year starts

3 November Election House expected to remain Democratic Wrestling for control of the Senate - 3 main races to watch – 28 th – Tami Green running for Senate – 30 th – Eide leaving, Miloscia running as R – 48 th – Tom leaving, Habib running Class size initiative on the ballot

4 2015 – 2017 Budget State must produce a balanced budget $1B budget shortfall  McCleary Decision - $1.5 – $2B Agencies asked to create budgets with 15% reductions

5 Increasing Medicaid Costs Silver tsunami: Baby boomers lead to more dual eligibles, pressuring state Medicaid long-term care budget Federal support for expansion phases down to 95% starting in CY 2017, state needs to pay 5% Welcome mat increases state costs above projections

6 Legislative Priority: Ensure Access to Care Protect Existing Programs Support Behavioral Health Integration Monitor the Exchange

7 Advocacy Tools That Work! –Stories personalize the issues –Clinic cards steadily get our message across – s can be forwarded to your contacts easily –Phone calls are nimble –Facebook & media stories spread the message

8 FAST — Online action is a fast way to respond to the Legislature STRATEGIC — Legislators receive s during critical points EASY — Sign up at the website Like on Facebook Take action yourself. Pass it on.

9 Questions? Carrie Glover, WithinReach Katie Hewitt, Community Health Network of WA


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