Governor’s Budget Walks Back Deep Cuts To Disabled Program, But Relief Is Temporary
Gov. Jerry Brown's revised budget lays out a four-year plan for counties to absorb more of the cost of the program.
LA County To Lose Millions In State Funding For Services To The Elderly, Blind, Disabled
Deep cuts in Governor Jerry Brown’s budget would leave California counties on the hook for millions of dollars for programs that benefit low-income disabled people. The governor's revised budget announced this week would some of that funding – but only temporarily. In Los Angeles County, the Coordinated Care Initiative provides in-home care for 215,000 elderly, blind, or disabled citizens who might otherwise be in a nursing facility. (Faust, 5/15)
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Governor Says ‘Big Cuts’ Ahead For California’s Budget
The latest budget proposal from California Governor Jerry Brown does not account for possible changes to federal health care funding. Brown says that’s because it’s impossible to tell whether a replacement by Republicans in Washington will become law and—if it does—how it will differ from the bill that passed Congress. (Adler, Nichols, Potter and Bradford, 5/11)