California Healthline: Seniors Seek Strategic Plan on Aging

by David Gorn The Assembly health committee of the Senior Legislature voted last week during its annual four-day meeting in Sacramento to push a bill to adopt a state strategic plan on aging. The state developed an aging plan in 2009, complete with 28 specific action-item recommendations, but the Legislature never codified it, according to Jim … Continue reading

The Library of Congress: Stay up to date on the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act

Stay up to date on the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. Click here for the Bill Summary and Status: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:s.1562:

NCOA: What Does the Latest Budget Deal Mean for Seniors?

October 21, 2013 The federal government is back to work, and the debt ceiling has been raised. But what about the Affordable Care Act and deep sequester cuts to programs? See what’s in the latest budget deal. Appropriations Congress provided short-term funding for federal government programs through a continuing resolution (CR) through Jan. 15, 2014. The level … Continue reading

The Wall Street Journal: No Movement in Shutdown Standoff

Obama, Congressional Leaders Meet, But Neither Side Backs Off Budget Stance  By JANET HOOK, CAROL E. LEE and KRISTINA PETERSON EPA U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, center, during a news conference with Democratic colleagues on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama and congressional leaders met Wednesday for the first time since the federal government shut down, emerging more than … Continue reading

California Healthline: Lawmakers Shooting for 100 Bills a Day

By David Gorn   The Senate last week passed a bill to require coverage of fertility therapy for younger cancer patients, one of several health-related bills sent to the governor. Friday’s floor votes were just a preamble to the work in the Legislature coming up this week, according to Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento). The Senate President … Continue reading

The Hill: House votes 232-185 to block the IRS from enforcing ObamaCare

By Pete Kasperowicz – 08/02/13 12:25 PM ET      The House voted Friday to prevent the IRS from enforcing any aspect of ObamaCare, a bill meant to exact revenge against an agency that Republicans say is incapable of neutral enforcement of the law. Members approved the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act in a … Continue reading

Capital Public Radio: Legislative Dems Want to Restore Budget Cuts, but Priorities Differ

By Ben Adler CPR photo/Ben Adler     As budget talks head into their final weeks, supporters of programs suffering from years of cuts are asking for help. Gov. Jerry Brown opposes any new spending. But Assembly and Senate Democrats have different programs in which they’d like to invest. (Sacramento, CA)  Tuesday, May 21, 2013 The steps … Continue reading

National Skills Coalition: Appropriations Dems release sequester report

May 20, 2013 Democratic Members of the House Appropriations Committee, led by Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) recently released a report detailing the impact sequestration is having on public safety, health, education, national security, judiciary and legal representation, housing, commerce, seniors, and foreign assistance.   While the committee Democrats did not specify what sequestration will mean for workforce development … Continue reading

LA Times: Gov. Jerry Brown sticks to hard line in revised budget proposal

By Chris MegerianMay 14, 2013, 12:19 p.m.   SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown took a hard line Tuesday as he unveiled his latest budget plan, seeking to tighten general-fund spending and holding firm on his push to redistribute money for schools. He proposed general-fund expenditures of $96.4 billion for the budget year that begins in July — $1.3 … Continue reading

California Healthline: Stop-Loss Bill Heads for Senate Floor Vote

by David Gorn The Senate Committee on Appropriations yesterday approved a bill to ban a certain type of selection criteria when insurers issue stop-loss health care coverage to small employers. The bill was one of a small mountain of bills before the Appropriations committee yesterday. The policy committees have finished their legislative work for this … Continue reading

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