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Impact of California budget cuts on people with disabilities


Below are Disability Rights California’s position statements on the Governor’s Budget proposals in the areas of developmental disabilities, Medi-Cal, adult day healthcare, and mental health.

Disability related analyses of current budget proposal

  • CA Budget Project issues comparison between budget positions of Governor, Assembly and Senate

    Read a point by point comparison of the three variations of the state budget, as of February 25. For disability-specific items, scroll down to the subtopics of realignment, health and human services.

  • Western Center on Law & Poverty summarizes February 18 budget committee meetings: "On Friday, February 18 both the Assembly and Senate full budget committees met and voted for deep cuts to health and human services as well as other areas, including redevelopment funds that are designated for affordable housing." Western Center on Law and Poverty reviews in each area what the Governor proposed and what action each budget committee took.
  • Back to the Future: How Do the Budget Plans Compare? A two-house Budget Conference Committee began meeting on February 23 to reconcile differences between the Assembly and Senate versions of the 2011-12 budget, which aim to close a $26.6 billion budget gap. A new CBP analysis -- an easy-to-read table -- compares key differences among the budget plans proposed by the Governor, Assembly, and Senate.

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