Assembly Panel Nixes Gov.’s Cuts to IHSS, Other Services
An Assembly budget subcommittee on Wednesday voted against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) proposal to reduce spending by $637 million for the In-Home Supportive Services program. The governor's budget plan seeks to address a $19.1 billion deficit and the Schwarzenegger has defended his spending cuts, saying that the state has few places where cuts can be made. Democrats have not yet proposed alternative cuts.
- "Assembly Takes First Step Toward Rejecting Deep Cuts" (Yamamura, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 5/20).