November 15, 2017

STATEMENT: House Speaker McCall on House Passage of Budget Plan

“The budget plan passed today by the House of Representatives will immediately end the healthcare crisis created by the loss of revenue from the cigarette fee, and will ensure that vital health programs and services will continue without interruption. This plan will also ensure that 12 essential agencies will receive no further cuts during this fiscal year, including common education, corrections and rehabilitation services. While not a perfect solution, this bill absolutely addresses the immediate need. I encourage the Senate to move on this plan quickly to ensure our most vulnerable citizens can maintain their health services.”