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Budget boosts providers; Evers vetoes gender-affirming care Medicaid restriction

Gov. Tony Evers last week signed into law the state’s 2023-25 budget, leaving intact its healthcare investments and using his veto authority to strike a proposal barring Medicaid coverage of gender-affirming care.
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Budget heads to Evers

The state’s 2023-25 budget is heading to Gov. Tony Evers for his consideration, after the Republican-controlled Assembly approved the plan on a 63-34 party-line vote. 
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Lawmakers sign off on transferring Medicaid dollars to help meet shortfall at mental health institutions

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously approved a request Thursday by the Department of Health Services to transfer state funding intended for the Medicaid program to fill a projected funding shortfall at state-run mental health institutions. 
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JFC advances $30 million for student mental health

The Joint Finance Committee on Tuesday night voted to include a $30 million boost in the state’s next budget for student mental health, part of what the committee co-chair termed a “grand bargain” on education and local government funding reached by state leaders last week.
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Republicans move to add positions at licensing agency, but Democrats say it’s not enough

Republican lawmakers are moving to provide new positions at the Department of Safety and Professional Services to help with license processing, but not at the level proposed by Gov. Tony Evers. 
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