On Monday, Gov. Mark Dayton held a signing ceremony for the Health and Human Services (HHS) omnibus budget bill that was signed late last week.
Several key legislators who influenced the legislation were in attenedence for the ceremony for HF 2294, including respective HHS chairmen Rep. Jim Abeler (R-Anoka), Rep. Steve Gottwalt (R-St. Cloud), Sen. David Hann (R-Eden Prairie), and others.
Among other provisions, the bill restores “$18 million in funding for some of the essential HHS services that were cut as a part of the 2011 budget compromise.” It also adopts several priorities of Gov. Dayton, including provisions to restore funding to the Emergency Medical Assistance program, work continuance for disabled adults, and changes to the Personal Care Attendant relative rate reduction.
The news release from the Governor’s office can be found here: http://mn.gov/governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-40593.
Photo courtesy of the Governor's office.