Next week the budget is to move to the Senate floor. The budget is a tangled mess of conflicting priorities now. The Senate has been unable/unwilling to follow the House’s elimination of the renter’s portion of the circuit-breaker tax credit. That creates one more hole to patch. The Senate will muster every effort to move the budget along, knowing that the conference committee – and final passage – will be difficult regardless of what their initial product looks like.
In some sense, Schaaf’s railing against managed care is almost a sideshow from the larger conflict of budget: Budget Chair Scott Fitzpatrick making the full funding of the foundation formula his top priority, and the Senate balking at it.
Originally in April 21 MOScout.