Senate Bill #1152-(the 2010/2011 Budget for the Department of Community Health), has passed the Full Senate by a vote of 21 to 16, without further amendments, and has gone to the House of Representatives where Gary McDowell is proceding to hold hearings on the Bill in his Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Health. The Subcommittee consists of the following members:

Representative Gary McDowell-D-Chair, Rep. S. Jackson, Rep. J. Espinoza, Rep. V. Gregory, Rep. F. Miller, Rep. K. Green, Rep. M. Lori, & Rep. H. Crawford.

Copies of the Bill, as it passed the Senate are available. We have facilitated three persons to speak before the Subcommittee, already, at a hearing at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. The next hearing is scheduled for April 14th, at 8:00 a.m. in Room 352 of the Capitol. The topic will be Medicaid. Please call us if you wish to come and observe or testify.

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