Sacramento County Eyes Retiree Health Subsidy Cuts
A mix of one-time funds, revised sales tax revenue projections and savings from reducing a health insurance subsidy for Sacramento County retirees will provide $35 million in funding that could be used to partly offset planned budget cuts. The county is weighing a number of health and human services cuts to address a $122 million budget shortfall. The reduced subsidy will only affect county employees who retired prior to June 1, 2007. Newer retirees who are members of unions that had filed grievances against a county plan to eliminate the subsidies will continue to receive assistance at the current level.
- "Supervisors Seek 40% Cut for Sacramento County Retiree Health Subsidy" (Lewis, Sacramento Bee, 6/16).
- "$35 Million Could Soften Blow of Sacramento County Cuts" (Lewis, Sacramento Bee, 6/17).