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Gov Brown Signs Budget Plan

On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a budget plan for the 2012-2013 fiscal year that included cuts to healthcare and a tax hike to be voted on in November. If the tax hike does not pass, roughly $5.9 billion will be cut from public schools. This decision was deemed necessary in order to decrease the states current $15.7 billion deficit.

The details of the budget plan are as follows:

  • Healthy Families will be eliminated and all 880,000 children will be enrolled into Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program.
  • 10,600 slots in state childcare assistance will be cut.
  • In-Home Supportive Services workers’ hours will be reduced by 3.6%.
  • A two-year time limit will be imposed for new beneficiaries to find work under CalWORKS, the state’s welfare-to-work program.
  • Higher graduation rates will be required of colleges and universities seeking state college aid and overall financial aid assistance will be reduced.

More details can be found here.

 

 

 

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