Advocacy Agenda

MCOA Legislative Alert Good News: FY20 Conference Committee Budget

MCOA Membership: Late Sunday the FY20 Budget Conference Committee released its compromise proposal. Both Chambers passed this proposal Monday afternoon. The Governor will have 10 days (August 1st) to sign/veto. The legislature then could opt to override any vetoes...

MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #4 Conference Committee

MCOA Membership: A quick review of the FY20 Budget (compilation thanks to Julie Watt Faqir, J.D. Executive Director Home Care Aide Council-updated by me) indicates both the House and the Senate accepted the recommendations by the Governor in House 1. His proposal...

MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #3G SUCCESS

MCOA Membership Earlier tonight the full Senate passed both of our amendments and allot of other Elder Care agenda items! Thanks for all your great work.  Highlights: Fully funding the Service Incentive Grant Program while maintaining $12/Formula Grant = 25...

MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #3F

MCOA Membership Thanks for all your great work. As of 9pm Monday May 20th 2019, our two lead amendments received significant support from the Senate: Fully funding the Service Incentive Grant Program while maintaining $12/Formula Grant = 23 co-sponsors via two...

MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #3E

MCOA Membership Thanks for all your great work. As of 9pm Monday May 20th 2019, our two lead amendments received significant support from the Senate: Fully funding the Service Incentive Grant Program while maintaining $12/Formula Grant = 21 co-sponsors Additional...

MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #3D: WE NEED MORE

MCOA Membership: We still need MORE Co-Sponsors We need more Senators to sign on to be a Co-Sponsor of the following amendments. They can sign on thru Monday, May 20th using their internal system “quill”.  Each of you to contact your Senators and make the case to...

MCOA Alert: FY20 #3B Senate Amendments- Action Needed

MCOA Membership: We need Co-Sponsors We need Senators to sign on to be a Co-Sponsor of the following amendments. They can sign on thru Monday, May 20th using their internal system “quill”.  Each of you to contact your Senators and make the case to restore funding to...

Senate Letter – Support for Floor Ammendment for SIG

Dear Senator, The Senate Ways and Means FY20 Budget was just released and it did not include restoration of the FY18 “9c” cut to Line Item #9110-9002.Though the $12/elder Formula Grant is intact, the available funds for the SIG Program in FY20 continues the shortfall...

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