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Farrah McDaid Ting

CSAC Board of Directors Votes to Support Governor’s Initiative

Today the CSAC Board of Directors voted to take a support position on Governor Brown’s ballot measure, the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, which guarantees funding in the state constitution for vital public safety programs realigned from the state to counties in 2011. “From the day Governor Brown took office he [...]

House Vote on FMAP Extension Eases State Budget Stress (a little)

The House of Representatives, back in Washington for an unprecedented summer recess vote, adopted a six-month extension of the enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) this afternoon in a 247 to 161 vote. California will receive an estimated additional $1.869 billion in FMAP funding and $1.2 billion in education and teacher funding, according to the [...]

Postcards from the Edge: Help Restore Child Welfare Services Funding

CSAC, along with a broad coalition of associations and child welfare groups, is working to bring Child Welfare and Foster Care Services back from the brink after the Governor vetoed $80 million in CWS funding last fall. Counties can help by participating in a quick and easy electronic postcard campaign.

Twin Waiver Bills See Daylight

The state’s effort to negotiate a new Section 1115 Medicaid waiver grinds on with dual hearings on identical bills next week.

Governor’s Blue Pencil Vetoes were Legal, says Court

Governor Schwarzenegger was within his executive authority when he vetoed millions of dollars from a budget agreement (ABX4 1) last July, says a state appellate court. A coalition of social services advocates, unions, and Senate Speaker pro Tem Darrell Steinberg had sued the Governor over seven of the surprise vetoes – which included reductions in [...]