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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, MARCH 15, 2019
FEBRUARY REVENUES UP 5.5%

Net tax revenues showed an increase of $67.6 million, or 5.5% for February over February of 2018. Individual income tax refunds were down $24 million, withholding payments were down $28.5 million and individual income tax return payments also down $14.5 million. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, MARCH 8, 2019
SENATE BILLS PASSED THIS WEEK - NOW IN THE HOUSE
SB 182: Encourages the harvest and mariculture of wild farm oysters by providing rules and regulations that allow for commercial oyster farm harvesting. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, MARCH 1, 2019
MEDICAL WAIVER BILL:

The Senate passed SB106, "The Patients First Act". This bill will allow the Governor to submit an application to the United States Secretaries of Health and Human Services and the Treasury for an 1115 waiver and a 1332 waiver of applicable provisions of the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. If the waiver is approved, the state is authorized to implement waivers that could extend Medicaid coverage to citizens with incomes below 100% of the poverty line with certain other conditions that could include work requirements and incentives to visit primary care physicians instead of emergency rooms. (More)

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