On Tuesday, May 3, I had the incredible privilege of attending at an important meeting in the Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. Attended by NACo representatives from throughout the country, we had an opportunity to discuss key policy issues with Cabinet secretaries – not to mention the President and Vice President! David Agnew, Deputy Director [...]
United States Senators and county leaders from across the nation came together in Washington, D.C., yesterday over an issue that can truly be viewed as life or death. It’s the federal budget proposal that calls for $1 trillion in cuts to Medicaid and turning it into a block grant program. Standing alongside the Senators and county officials were Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss and Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty.
Now that federal health care reform is a reality, there have been a lot of questions surrounding its implications on county health and human services systems. For the more than 70 county officials representing 29 counties who attended today’s course conducted by the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government, a lot of these questions were answered.
CSAC is awarding 14 Challenge Awards in 2010. San Diego County received one today for their “Team San Diego” program, an innovative way to provide comprehensive care to citizens.
When President Obama signed the landmark health bill in Washington, D.C. this morning, Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss was present at the invitation of the White House.