Following a vote in the Senate today to advance a state aid package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced through Twitter that the House would reconvene next week to consider the legislation.

The Senate cloture vote on extending the enhanced Medicaid match passed 61-38 today, August 4, with Maine Senators Collins and Snowe voting with the Democrats.

On Monday, August 2, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was forced to put on hold the vote for the extension of the enhanced Medicaid match for the period January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011.

Fearing that Congress is not going to approve the enhanced Medicaid match extension incorporated into the state's FY 2011 budget, Governor Sonny Perdue has ordered a 4 percent cut to state agencies starting in August.

e-Newsletter, Issue #51, July 22, 2010

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is still counting on the extension of increased funding for federal Medicaid match, known as FMAP, for an additional six months through June 2011.