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Budget Subcommittee Hearings Set to Begin Next Week

On Tuesday, January 24th, 2011, Assembly Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services will convene for the first time to discuss components of Governor Brown’s budget proposal.  This marks the beginning of important budget subcommittee hearings in both the … Continue reading

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Governor’s Budget Proposal Includes Cuts to Vital Alzheimer’s Programs and Services

On Monday, January 10th, Governor Brown released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2011-12.  Facing an estimated budget deficit of $25.4 billion, the Governor proposed a combination of drastic spending cuts combined with a 5-year extension of current taxes. Included … Continue reading

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President Obama Signs Alzheimer’s Priority Bill

On Wednesday, January 5th, 2011, President Obama signed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) into law, marking the largest legislative victory for Alzheimer’s in years.  The new law will spur the creation of a coordinated national plan to overcome the … Continue reading

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Congress Passes Alzheimer’s Priority Bill, Awaits President Obama’s Signature

This morning, the House of Representatives passed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA).  The bill, which last week passed the Senate unanimously, will create a coordinated national plan to overcome the Alzheimer’s crisis through coordination and evaluation of Alzheimer’s research, … Continue reading

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Diana Dooley Appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services Agency

On Tuesday, December 7th, Governor-elect Jerry Brown appointed Diana Dooley to serve as Secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency.  Dooley will take her post in January, where she will oversee the Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee, Olmstead Advisory Committee and … Continue reading

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Governor-elect Jerry Brown Announces Budget Forums

California Governor-elect Jerry Brown recently announced he will convene a series of budget forums throughout the state as the new administration prepares to address another budget deficit.  The first, scheduled for Wednesday, December 8th, 2010, will begin at 10 am … Continue reading

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State Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee to Discuss State Plan Strategies and Recommendations

Thursday, October 21 (10:00 – 12:00):  Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee Teleconference Meeting The State Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee will discuss drafted State Plan goals and recommendations on a call this Thursday.  There will be a report on the progress made at the … Continue reading

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Governor Signs Budget But Vetoes All Funding for Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Centers

On October 8th the Legislature passed and the Governor signed the state budget that was due June 30th.  Not surprisingly, the Governor used his “blue pencil” authority to reduce some items beyond his agreement with Legislative leaders.  The line-item vetoes … Continue reading

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Governor and Legislative Leaders Reach Budget Deal

Late on Friday, October 1st, the ‘Big Five’, consisting of the Governor and the legislative leaders of both parties, reached a budget agreement to close California’s $19.1 billion deficit.  The budget agreement comes 93 days after the deadline to pass … Continue reading

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State Plan Task Force Holds Final Meeting at State Capitol

Yesterday, the Alzheimer’s Disease State Plan Task Force held it’s final meeting at the State Capitol. The meeting, held in the Governor’s Cabinet Room, was a chance for Task Force members to review the finalized goals and to discuss and … Continue reading

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