Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger justified cuts to In-Home Support Services with claims of rampant fraud in the system. KPBS investigative reporter Amita Sharma said the actual fraud cases are much lower than the governor claims. Watch Video – Read the rest of this entry »
December 6th, Sacramento — Governor Schwarzenegger has released his special session budget proposals (see link below) and is not suggesting any reductions to IHSS. Nick Buchen (Department of Finance) says the Administration’s guiding principle in developing the special session proposal was to reintroduce items that not adopted frm the Governor’s May Revise proposal. Because there was a negotiated agreement on IHSS for the FY 10/11 budget, the Governor did not include any additional proposals to reduce funding for IHSS in for the new special session.
Special Session Budget Proposals (PDF file)
As Gov. Schwarzenegger prepares to leave office in just over a month, the legacy he leaves behind in the area of social services can be summed up as follows: It didn’t have to be this way. Read the rest of this entry »
Captiol Weekly 9/30/10 — Nearly a year after the Schwarzenegger administration awarded $26.5 million to county district attorneys to combat fraud in the state In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) system, DAs are beginning to report some results. However, it remains unclear whether the program will result in the $130 million in savings promised by the governor, numbers that would indicate nearly $5 in return for every dollar spent. Read the rest of this entry »
CDCAN DISABILITY RIGHTS REPORT #175-2010 – OCTOBER 4, 2010 – MONDAY
SACRAMENTO, CALIF (CDCAN) [Updated 10/04/2010 10:15 AM (Pacific Time)] – The California Supreme Court, in two separate opinions released this morning, decided in favor of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on his power to order mandatory furloughs of state employees and the use of the Governor’s line-item veto power in a bill that revised the 2009-2010 State Budget in July 2009. Read the rest of this entry »