Breaking News: Governor Schwarzenegger proposed budget cuts

Breaking News:  Just in from the Sacramento Bee’s Dan Smith,
“Here are some of the biggest cuts the governor is proposing…

Welfare: Eliminate CalWORKS welfare to work program. – $1 billion

In-home care: Eliminate In-Home Supportive services program. – $495 million

Mental health: Use Proposition 63 funds to finance mental health. – $847 million

Health care: Eliminate Healthy Families program for children’s health care. – $126 million

Medi-Cal: Elimiante all optional benefits; reduce eligibility to federal minimum. – $532 million

State employees: Eliminate furloughs, reduce pay by 5 percent. – $508 million

Prisons: Eliminate most rehabilitation programs, increase parole agents’ caseloads, expand crimes for which time can be served in county jails – $280 million

Schools: Reduce funding for school district administration – $1.2 billion

Higher education: Eliminate funding for enrollment growth at CSU and UC – $111.9 million”

Gilbert note. There are numerous responses to this breaking story on this SacBee website.

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