Rallies Held To Protest $2.5B in Proposed Health Care Cuts
On Tuesday, advocates held rallies in at least four cities to protest the $2.5 billion in planned state health and social service spending cuts included in Gov. Jerry Brown's (D)Â new $92.6 billion budget proposal for fiscal year 2012-2013. The protesters said the proposed spending cuts would harm many of California's vulnerable residents, particularly the elderly, children and individuals with disabilities. The protesters called on Brown to increase state taxes on wealthy residents and companies to help bridge a projected $9.2 billion deficit.
- "Protest Opposes State Health Cuts" (Hagen, Contra Costa Times, 1/10).
- "Fresno Rally Aims at $2.5B Proposed Reduction in California Budget" (Jimenez, Fresno Bee, 1/10).