Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

The Kansas Mental Health Coalition is working to improve mental health in Kansas

The Kansas Mental Health Coalition (KMHC) is a collaborative organization of numerous non-profit organizations, agencies and individuals representing consumers, families, and providers dedicated to improving the lives of Kansans with mental illness.  Read more.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS are due now.  Please Click Here to Join or Renew.  Community Mental Health Centers do not need to act, your membership renewal is handled by the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas.  Thank you for your support!

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2016 Kansas Legislative Session 

The 2016 Kansas Legislative Session returned from spring break on April 27 to face further reductions in revenue. requiring at least $228.6 million in cuts or revenue adjustments to balance the proposed budget for FY 16 and FY 17.

Consensus Revenues Down Again

April 2016 Consensus Revenue Estimate document for the State General Fund is available  here.

The Consensus Revenues Estimating Group met in April and further adjusted the State's expected revenues downward.  The overall estimate for FY 2016 and FY 2017 was decreased by a combined $228.6 million.  This means that the current budget plan is under water.

For FY 16 - ending June 30, 2016 - the estimate was decreased by $93.9 million, or 1.5 percent below the November estimate.  For FY 17, the estimate was decreased by $134.7 million below the November estimate.

 
Governor's Budget Amendments

Governor's Budget Amendment #1 (includes three budget balancing options) is available here.

The GBAs were adopted by both the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Ways and Means Committee today.  Neither committee debated the three options for balancing the budget proposed by the Governor.

The committees met jointly April 22 to hear the report of the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group and to hear the Governor's Budget Amendments.  The committees met separately this afternoon and reviewed the Omnibus Budget Items (linked here) - budget issues that remain unresolved, and the Consensus Caseloads Report (linked here).  The full Legislature returns next Wednesday, April 27, to develop their final budget recommendations and vote on the many bills that remain in conference committees.

Read a detailed report of the GBA funds for the state hospitals and options to cut expenditures here.



Upcoming events

March 14, 2016 9:30 AM (CDT) • Topeka, KS
May 25, 2016 9:00 AM (CDT) • Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS
JOIN THE GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY NETWORK: KANSAS VOICES FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Join other Kansans who are dedicated to educating others about Kansas mental health issues.   Kansas needs you!  Advocates weigh in on important legislation and budget issues through e-mail, meetings and phone calls.  

CONSIDER JOINING KMHC

Membership in the Kansas Mental Health Coalition is open to anyone who is interested in collaborating with others toward our common goals.

Please check out our membership information and select a member category to join.  Fill out the information sheet and send dues to Kansas Mental Health Coalition, P.O. Box 4744, Topeka, KS  66604.

 

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