Today, the Women’s Foundation of California and the California Budget Project released a joint paper, Falling Behind: The Impact of the Great Recession and the Budget Crisis on California’s Women and Their Families. Major takeaways from the report include: Single mothers were hardest hit by the recession and recent budget cuts contributed to sharp increases [...]
Given the magnitude of the state’s persistent budget deficit, is it time to think about potential opportunities for restructuring the county-state relationship? At least one of the legislative leaders thinks so, and CSAC leadership has directed staff to begin conversations about a realignment/restructuring of programs and services from a county perspective.
There is very little in the May Revise for California counties to feel good about. The May 19, 2009 Special Election continues to be funded and no further cuts in transportation or transit are proposed. After those two gems, the good news drops precipitously.
The Senate heard the Governor’s ill-conceived trigger cut proposals today in Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3. After extensive public testimony, the Subcommittee voted to reject the Governor’s proposals to completely eliminate In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), CalWORKs, and Transitional Housing Program Plus (THP+) for former foster youth. Read about CSAC’s testimony.