Category Archives: Legislative Updates

Governor Brown Vetoes AB 96

This afternoon, Governor Brown vetoed AB 96, a bill  advocates argued would provide a critical new program, Keeping Adults Free from Institutions, to replace the Adult Day Health Care program.  The Governor’s veto comes despite efforts by the Democratic leadership … Continue reading

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CALL GOVERNOR BROWN TODAY TO KEEP ADHC ALIVE

A massive grassroots outpouring of support is needed ASAP if we are to save Adult Day Health Care Contact Governor Brown’s office by the end of the day Thursday, June 30th, at (916) 445-2841 and ask him to: 1. Sign … Continue reading

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6/16/11 – BREAKING NEWS: Governor Brown vetoes budget bills

Less than 24-hours after the legislature passed budget bills AB 98 and SB 69, Governor Brown vetoed them, saying “unfortunately, the budget I received is not a balanced solution.”  The Governor, also citing budget gimmicks and one-time solutions, said he … Continue reading

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May Public Policy Update: Governor Issues May Revise, Legislature Defends Important Programs from Additional Cuts

May 26, 2011: Our public policy update for May is now available to read online.  Please click here to find the most up-to-date information regarding the California budget discussions and important programs and services for families living with Alzheimer’s.

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California Council Identifies Priority Legislation for 2011-2012 Session

On Monday, March 14, 2011, the California Council finalized its list of priority legislation for the 2011-2012 session.  Included in the priority bills are ones that focus on elder abuse prevention and prosecution; family and medical leave; residential care facilities … Continue reading

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Bi-Partisan Opposition to Proposed Cuts to In-Home Supportive Services

On Thursday, January 27th, seven members of the Legislature, including Republicans and Democrats, announced their opposition to Governor Brown’s proposed $500 million reduction to In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) at a rally on the Capitol steps.  The members included: Senator Juan … Continue reading

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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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Three Priority Bills Await Governor’s Signature

September 15th, 2010: Three priority bills await Governor Schwarzenegger’s signature after passing through policy committees and floor votes in both the Assembly and the Senate. AB 2435 (B Lowenthal) would expand the required coursework for social workers, counselors, and psychologists … Continue reading

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August State Policy Update – Budget

Budget Conference Committee Update Senate and Assembly leadership release their plan for balancing the State Budget: It provides for a tax reform package that would generate $1.8 billion in 2010-11 and $3 billion in future years. It proposes to raise … Continue reading

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Section 1115 Waiver Bill Passes Out of Senate Health Committee

Wednesday June 30, 2010: Senate Health Committee Passes AB 342 Today the State Senate Health Committee approved AB 342 by Assembly Speaker John Perez (D – Los Angeles). The bill is significant because it would provide the legislative vehicle for … Continue reading

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