Daily Update January 22, 2017


Legislative Monday


 

  • A vote was held in the US Senate that would advance a bill to fund the government through February 8 (yea - 81; nay -18) . 
  • The Georgia House Appropriations Human Resources Subcommittee  is scheduled to meet today at 2:00 pm in room 341 of the Capitol to review the FY2018  amended budgets of the DBHDD and DFCS. Live broadcast should be available at http://www.legis.ga.gov/Streaming/en-US/Channel/House-Rules.
  • Voices for Georgia Children, Legislative Update and Polly's 2-minute(ish) Take- Week 1
  • Interfaith Children's Movement, The Advocate January 22, 2018 [excerpt]:
    Governor Deal released his $26.0 billion budget proposal for FY 2019.  Some of the child-based highlights include:
    Juvenile Justice
    $1,865,880 to annualize funds for care of youth who pose a public safety risk while determination of competency and a plan for care are decided.  (In the 2017 session, there was a concerted effort to rollback juvenile justice reform gains.  Child advocates rallied for alternative solutions.)
    Behavioral Health
    $20,626,044 for behavioral health services as recommended by the Commission on Children's Mental Health, including $10.4 million for crisis services, $4.3 million for Apex school-based mental health services, $3.0 million for supported employment and education, $1.1 million for suicide prevention, $1.0 million for provider training and telehealth, and $790,801 for opioid prevention and intervention.
    $5,922,917 for crisis services for children under 21 diagnosed as autistic.
    Child Protection
    $31,092,968 for child welfare services, including $15.1 million for out-of-home care utilization, $7.5 million for a relative foster parent per diem increase, $3.8 million for child placement agency administrative and foster parent per diem increases, $2.4 million for a child caring institution per diem increase, and $2.3 million for care coordination for foster children as recommended by the Commission on Children's Mental Health.
    Education
    K-12 Public Schools - $127,604,097 for enrollment growth and training and experience to recognize a 0.38% increase in enrollment, bringing the total number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students funded in FY 2019 to over 1.75 million students and over 128,000 teachers and administrators.
    $30,062,680 for the QBE Equalization program to assist low-wealth school systems.

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