Pérez Unveils FY 2014-2015 Budget Blueprint That Would Raise Medi-Cal Reimbursements
Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has unveiled a fiscal year 2014-2015 budget blueprint that appears to spend most of the state's projected surplus. According to Pérez, the new spending would include raising Medi-Cal reimbursement rates and expanding the CalFresh food benefits program. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. Observers say the plan could conflict with Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) priorities to maintain the surplus.
- "Assembly Democrats Seeking To Spend Most of the California Surplus" (Walters, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 12/11).
Read more about the budget blueprint in today's "Capitol Desk."