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CSG has completed a survey of states' adopted FY 2011 budgets and whether they count on Congressional approval of extending the Medicaid enhanced match started under the 2009 stimulus.

Just days after the new fiscal year starts for most states, 23 states already face budget gaps unless Congress passes an extension of the enhanced Medicaid match started under the federal stimulus legislation.

E-newsletter Issue #48 | June 10, 2010


Federal funding to further prop up states’ Medicaid budgets—and by extension overall state budgets—seemed like a sure bet just weeks ago. Now the odds on that bet appear to be shifting away from states’ favor, and some predict without the federal funding, nearly 1 million jobs could be lost to state budget-cutting actions as a result.

Worst case scenarios abound if Congress fails to extend for another six months the enhanced Medicaid match begun by the 2009 stimulus. CSG’s recent survey found that over half the states have already counted on the extension, from January 1 until June 30, 2011, in their budget deliberations for FY 2011. The Senate appears poised to put the extension back in the so-called “tax extender” bill next week.

State eNews Issue #42 | March 17, 2010

While the debate over health care reform may be front and center on Capitol Hill this week, budget deficits and the jobs crisis that underlies them continue to headline conversations in state capitols.

Congress may soon follow suit. Whether health reform passes or not, Congress is poised to pivot to a series of bills, known collectively as the “jobs agenda,” which could have a direct impact on state...

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