Denise Ducheny (Democrat - San Diego), will hold its first hearing June 3, Thursday afternoon at PM at the State Capitol in Room 4203 to begin the process of resolving any different actions taken by the Assembly and Senate on a wide range of budget issues.
An agenda for the conference committee - hundreds of pages long, was released today, including a 9 page section Focusing on human services budget issues and a 46 page section dealing with health budget issues (including Medi-Cal).
More often than not, the politics that our communities know is simply about survival.
It is about being deeply anxious, worried and frightened about how to cope with what is happening now - and what will happen next.
Given the major differences that Legislative Democrats and Republicans and the Governor have on resolving the budget deficit, passage of a budget will not happen anytime soon, most Capitol observers agree.
All 10 Conference Committee Members Named The budget conference committee will be larger than in other years, with a total of 10 members - 5 from the Assembly and 5 from the State Senate.
The action by the federal court represents at least a temporary victory for thousands of IHSS workers and people with disabilities, mental health needs, the blind and seniors in Fresno County who receive services under the IHSS program.
They know what is right - and they know what is happening to them is wrong. (Click here to view or download Marty Omoto Commentary "Praying for Time" ) (Click here to view or download previous Commentary "Defying Gravity" - that outlines some budget solutions)(POSTED JUNE 30, 2010) FRESNO COUNTY IHSS WORKER WAGE CUT STOPPED BY FEDERAL JUDGE - ADVOCATES CLAIM VICTORY FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS AND COMPLIANCE WITH 1999 US SUPREME COURT "OLMSTEAD DECISION" SACRAMENTO, CALIF (CDCAN) [Updated 06/30/2010 AM (Pacific Time)] - As reported late yesterday afternoon, federal district court judge Claudia Wilken blocked Fresno County from implementing an hourly wage cut to their In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers from .25 to per hour, that was scheduled to go into effect in July, granting a temporary restraining order that was requested by lawyers representing SEIU on behalf of IHSS workers and persons receiving services under the IHSS program.
(Click here to view or download CDCAN Report #100-2010 reporting on the budget conference committee) (Click here to view or download CDCAN Report #098-2010 reporting on the conference committee) (Click here to view or download 9 page pdf file - Human Services budget items from the 2010 Budget Conference Committee Agenda) (Click here to view or download 46 page pdf file - Health budget items from the 2010 Budget Conference Committee Agenda) (Click here to view or download 30 page pdf file - Transportation budget items from the 2010 Budget Conference Committee Agenda) (Click here to view or download 50 page pdf file - Education budget items from the 2010 Budget Conference Committee Agenda) (Click here to view or download 23 page pdf file - General Government budget items from the 2010 Budget Conference Committee Agenda) (Click here to view or download 13 page pdf file - Public Safety budget items from the 2010 Budget Conference Committee Agenda)(POSTED MAY 25, 2010) - Governor's Medi-Cal, Mental Health Budget Proposals Focus of Senate Budget Committee May 26th - Controversial Proposal to Renew and Expand Medi-Cal Quality Assurance Nursing Home Provider Fee Also on Agenda SACRAMENTO, CALIF (CDCAN) 0 Several controversial budget proposals by the Governor will be the focus of the full Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services when they hold separate hearings Wednesday morning (May 26th) at nearly the same time.
This is the final week of budget subcommittee hearings - though the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee is meeting and taking final action instead of its 5 subcommittees this week Both houses of the Legislature have held and scheduled their final budget subcommittee hearings Wednesday and Thursday this week, taking final action on several of the Governor's major proposals impacting people with disabilities, mental health needs, the blind, seniors and their families, before the budget process heads to the next phase of "budget conference committee" hearings in early June.
That 1999 decision, filed on behalf of two Georgia women with developmental and other disabilities - Elaine Wilson and Lois Curtis, among other things, required the states to take steps to avoid the unnecessary or unjustified institutionalization of people with disabilities, mental health needs & seniors.
(Click here to read full report from CDCAN Report #131-2010) (Click here for 3 page pdf file of federal district court judge's restraining order) (Click here for 30 page pdf file of motion for restraining order requested by lawyers for IHSS workers)(Posted June 28, 2010) Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver Proposal: Sweeping Changes To Medi-Cal Program Impacting Hundreds of Thousands Of People With Disabilities, Mental Health Needs, Seniors & People Uninsured Focus of 2 Bills Setc For Hearing June 29th in Assembly Health Committee (SB 208) and June 30th in Senate Health Committee (AB 342) SACRAMENTO (CDCAN) - Sweeping changes to the State's Medicaid program - called "Medi-Cal" contained in the Schwarzenegger Administration proposal submitted to the federal government earlier this month that will have major impact to hundreds of thousands of children and adults with disabilities, mental health needs, the blind, seniors, and persons without health insurance, is the focus of two identical bills to be heard Tuesday (June 29) at PM before the Assembly Health Committee (SB 208) at the State Capitol in Room 4202 and Wednesday (June 30) at PM before the Senate Health Committee (AB 342) at the State Capitol in Room 3191.