Category Archives: State Budget

Vital Programs & Services Escape Budget Cuts

After months of committee hearings, public input, and behind-the-scenes negotiations, Governor Brown signed the 2012-13 California budget on Wednesday, June 27th.  The signed budget closes an estimated $15.7 billion gap through a combination of cuts and revenue projections. While cuts … Continue reading

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Governor Brown Releases May Revise

Governor Brown’s May Budget Revisions Again Target Critical Caregiver Services On Monday, May 14th, Governor Brown released his revised budget for the upcoming year.  Commonly referred to as the May Revise, the Governor’s plan aims to close what is now … Continue reading

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April & May Budget Hearings Posted

Additional hearing dates have been set to review the Governor’s budget proposals.  You can find them below, or visit www.legislature.ca.gov to find more information on bills and hearings. UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS Below are listings of relevant Assembly and Senate committee … Continue reading

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Hearings Scheduled to Begin Review of Governor’s Budget Proposals

The Legislature has begun scheduling committee hearings to consider the impacts of Governor Brown’s budget proposals for the upcoming year.  These hearings offer advocates and concerned citizens the opportunity to voice their concerns to elected officials. Below is the full … Continue reading

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Settlement Reached to Preserve Adult Day Health Care

Today it was announced that the Adult Day Health Care program has been saved from elimination in December.  In a settlement between plaintiffs and the Department of Health Care Services, the Adult Day Health Care program will continue through February … 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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Contra Coste Times – Seniors, disabled in budget cross hairs

On Sunday, May 22nd, the Contra Costa Times ran an important article examining the value of adult day health care (ADHC) and Governor Brown’s ongoing attempts to eliminate the program in the name of budget savings.  The article includes the … Continue reading

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San Francisco Chronicle Reports on the Value of Adult Day Health Care

On Monday, February 7th, the San Francisco Chronicle ran an article on Adult Day Health Care (ADHC).  ADHCs have been proposed for total elimination in Governor Brown’s 2011-2012 budget.  The article outlined the value of ADHCs for elderly Californians, described … Continue reading

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