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 Access Weblog. For a summary of the entire budget package, including $17 billion in cuts and $14 billion in new revenues, see the California Budget Project summary.

Take Action: BUDGET RALLY IN SF, MONDAY 1/12. Budget allies are encouraged to join California Partnership, Health Access, Senior Action Network and many more in rallying in front of the Governor’s office in San Francisco on Monday, January 12th to oppose the Governor’s proposed cuts as too severe. At the rally in San Francisco, we will provide an opportunity for all participants to call the Governor via mobile phone. We will then parade to the Governor’s office to deliver armloads of white carnations bearing the names of people who will be hurt if his cuts are enacted.

Details: Rally flyer (PDF: 133K)

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