Wilson Urges Changes to Federal Funding Formulas
Former Gov. Pete Wilson (R) points to Medi-Cal -- California's Medicaid program -- in his argument that rules that establish state funding levels for programs be revised to let state officials decide "how much of our state taxes to spend for a particular need, rather than spending what the feds mandate." Wilson asserts that "the burden of the state's share of Medi-Cal is causing serious deterioration of important services Californians need and rely on."
- "My View: Federal Formulas Are Harming California" (Wilson, Sacramento Bee, 1/26).