Tuesday, August 10, 2010

FMAP Passes House, On Its Way to the President

As expected, FMAP spending was concurred on by the House of Representatives today, setting the stage for the bill to be signed by President Obama.  Over $16 billion in funding will now go to states to bolster their weakened budgets. Pennsylvania will receive approximately $600 million from FMAP and almost $400 million in federal education funding.

Even after the funding, Pennsylvania will have a budgetary gap of between $200 million and $250 million.  Governor Rendell and state legislators are scheduled to meet tomorrow to discuss how best to meet that gap.  Please contact your state legislators today to support the important services that Pennsylvania's families continue to rely on in these tough economic times.

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