The Weekly Insight: September 10

10th Sep 2018

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports

  • DFPS Legislative Appropriations Request: The Department of Family and Protective Services’ (DFPS) mission is “promote safe and healthy families and protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.” The baseline request for FY 2020-21 totals $4.2 billion in All Funds ($2.4 billion in state funds). This request represents a net increase of $53.8 million in All Funds ($17.7 million in state funds), or 1.3 percent increase compared to projected 2018-19 expenditures. Demand for general revenue (GR) decreased by $14.5 million in the FY 2020-21 biennium across several strategies based on a more favorable Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) rate.
  • HHSC Legislative Appropriations Request: “HHSC’s 2020-21 funding request is the culmination of months of evaluation on how we can do more with less. We viewed each request through the prism of two questions: Is this good for Texas? Is this good for our clients? These tough decisions led us to request funding for a range of programs and to group these requests thematically. We also solicited and considered stakeholder feedback when determining which exceptional funding requests to include in our 2020-21 Legislative Appropriation Request. This feedback is summarized and included in the HHS System’s Consolidated Budget, to be published in October 2018. The sections of this administrator statement that follow highlight some of the agency’s greatest needs for the upcoming 2020-21 biennium.”

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