Senate Appropriations Differs With House On AHS Grants, Hotel Vouchers
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Senate budget writers are rejecting parts of the House budget plan that would cut funding for emergency housing vouchers and human services grants.
According to Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Jane Kitchel, D-Caledonia, the panel plans to have its budget finalized at the end of next week or the following Monday.
So far, the committee has not made final decisions about the appropriations in the bill. Kitchel expects that they will work through the money sections next week.
On Friday, the committee was working to finalize the language sections of the bill. The language sections of the budget often contain policy that has “tremendous” fiscal implications, she said.
The Senate committee disagreed with a House proposal to cut funding for an emergency housing program by $340,000 — a reduction that came under fire from housing advocates and some members of the House.