Budget Update: Dismantling the Safety Net

The budget deal between Governor Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders passed both the Senate and Assembly on Friday, July 24. CalWORKs and other health and human service programs suffered deep and harsh cuts while nothing was done to bring in new revenue and therefore spread the sacrifice. Additionally, the deal expands finger imaging to In-Home Support… Read More »

State Budget Advocacy Action Items

What do we do now that the budget has left the Conference Committee and is in the hands of the Big 5? To answer that question, following is a message from California Food Policy Advocates (CFAP). Action Items! What YOU can do! 1. Thank the budget conference committee for their positive actions tosave CFAP and… Read More »

California Budget

“Day 13 of Conference Committee completed our initial actions on the budget relating to human services… But the conferees did reject the governor’s proposal to eliminate CalWORKS. That is a line that California cannot cross…” Read more about the Conference Committee Actions on Human Services and Public Safety posted by Assemblymember Noreen Evans at Assemblymember… Read More »

You’re invited!

What: The first HUNGER FIGHTERS Community Advocates Against Hunger meeting. Why: Learn what it means to be a community advocate and about the legislation the Food Bank supports. This is your chance to ask us questions! When and Where: June 10 at 5:30 at the Food Bank warehouse in Concord and June 11 at 5:30… Read More »

Budget Fight Continues

The Governor’s proposed budget for 2009-10 was released on New Year’s Eve by his Department of Finance. For a summary of the Governor’s proposed $770 million in cuts to health care (many of which have already been rejected numerous times by the Legislature as too severe), see the entry for December 31st on the Health… Read More »