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Health & Human Services

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Health committee discusses new spending plans

Before adopting the city’s proposed budget in September, City Council added more than $6.5 million in spending for health, human services, social services and quality of life programs. With the new fiscal year in full swing, Shannon Jones, director of…

Monday, January 12, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Court looks to limit rise in TravCo health care costs

With annual cost overruns projected to be more than $7 million this fiscal year, Travis County Commissioners are looking at ways to curb the skyrocketing cost of providing health care for employees and retirees.According to figures prepared by county staff, health care…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council backs new social service contract metric

Austin City Council members Thursday approved a resolution from Council members Mike Martinez, Laura Morrison and Chris Riley that instructs City Manager Marc Ott to tie the city’s social service contract spending to the Consumer Price Index.The action, approved by…

Monday, December 8, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

HHS panel studies how HB2 affects Austinites

Last week, the Council Public Health and Human Services Committee took a closer look at the local impacts of Texas House Bill 2. After local outcry and international attention last year, the bill passed during a special session of the…

Friday, December 5, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Central Health board reappointment stirs passions

The reappointment of Katrina Daniel to the Central Health board of managers turned unexpectedly heated at last week’s Council Public Health and Human Services Committee meeting.Ultimately, committee members unanimously recommended Daniel’s reappointment. The full City Council will consider the nomination…

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Commissioners delay Central Health appointments

Travis County Commissioners, after finding out there were almost 40 applicants to choose among, decided Tuesday to bring the two new members of the court into the process to help fill two vacancies on the Central Health board of managers.Based on…

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