Great news. Our long struggle to pass this legislation is over...for now. This afternoon the Higher Education Conference Committee passed our initiative into their omnibus budget.
The Bill is passed with $1 million dollar allocation, less than we had hoped but still a victory. Its not entirely finished yet, It will now go on to the floor of each body for full passage, and then of course the Governor, so we hope there are no hiccups from here on out. I will update you.
I can't thank you enough for staying with us, writing emails, letters and making phone calls....and a big shout out to both Billy Scheremet who came to the Capitol last minute to relieve me while I went to a family wedding...and then later Thomas Cloyd for staying this evening to make sure all of our amendments were completed per our request.
And Thanks to David Godfrey (HCMC public policy director) and Tara Erickson (contract lobbyist) for all of their hard work and counsel throughout the session.
I will send out a message this week to thank our legislative authors and supporters, and hope that you will take the time to thank them for carrying this through.
Thank You...its been a long haul, and so much more yet to do to help speed cures for paralysis.
M and all the folks at GUSU