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Colloquy, volume 2.8 – August 2021

  • 25% Increase in SNAP Benefits Announced
  • Infrastructure Package Includes Funding for Broadband
  • Federal Bill Introduced to Assist Nutrition Program Vehicle Fleets
  • Fiscal Year 2022 State Budget Poised for Action in September

Colloquy, volume 2.7 – July 2021

  • U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Acts on FY 2022 Budget
  • Fiscal Year 2022 State Budget In Holding Pattern
  • Elder Abuse Package Referred to Judiciary Committee
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Access Bill Remains Before State House Committee

Colloquy, volume 2.6 – June 2021

  • Elder Abuse Package Referred to Judiciary Committee
  • No MDHHS Budget Before July 1 FY 2022 Budget “Deadline”
  • Criminal Background Check Bill Become Law
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Access Bill Remains Before State House Committee

Colloquy, volume 2.5 – May 2021

  • State Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference Reports Revenue Bump
  • State FY 2022 Budget Bills Poised to Move Forward
  • Direct Care Worker Wage Increase Differences Between Legislative Chambers
  • Criminal Background Check Bill Moves To State Senate Floor
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Access Bill Now Before State House Committee
  • 2022 Annual Implementation Plan Public Hearing Information

Colloquy, volume 2.4 – April 2021

  • Older Michiganians Day 2021
  • State FY 2022 Budget Bills Move Out of Appropriations Subcommittees
  • Direct Care Worker Wage Increase for FY 22 Differs Between Legislative Chambers
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Access Bill Approved by the State Senate

Colloquy, volume 2.3 – March 2021

  • Direct Care Worker Wage Increase Adopted
  • Advocacy Position on the Aging & Adult Services FY 2022 Budget
  • Older Michiganians Day 2021

Colloquy, volume 2.2 – February 2021

  • Immediate Direct Care Worker Wage Advocacy Needed
  • Executive Branch FY 2022 Budget Presented
  • Federal COVID-19 Relief Package Moving Through Congress
  • What is “Reconciliation”?

Colloquy, volume 2.1 – January 2021

  • Governor Proposes Making $2 Direct Care Worker Premium Pay Permanent
  • Start of the 117th Congress and the 101st State Legislature
  • New Legislative Leaders & Committee Assignments