Your Weekly Update from Juneau

The Department of Health & Social Services just announced that it is opening up the contract to administer API to competitive bid. This is an important first step to restoring public trust. This is now being done the way it should have been done in the first place.

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Today: Commissioner Crum Confirmation hearing

The House Health and Social Services Committee is continuing Commissioner-designee Adam Crum’s confirmation hearing today and will again take public testimony. Public testimony is likely going to begin around 3:30pm.

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A Friendly Reminder

I’m here to answer your questions about the budget! Tomorrow at 6:00 PM I’ll be going live on Facebook to answer questions on the operating budget that passed out of the House last week. Comment here or feel free to email me with questions and concerns you’d like to discuss!

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The Operating Budget and Commissioner Crum Confirmation hearing

On Thursday the House passed the FY20 Operating Budget. The House took a hard look at the budget this year–continuing work that has been done for years to reduce the budget.
Our FY19 operating budget is $838 million smaller (in real dollars) than it was in FY12. The FY20 budget we just passed was another ~$200 million smaller than last year’s.

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