Analysis of the 2015-2016 Budget Proposal

 

There is no doubt that there will be analysis of the Governor;s Budget Proposal by a variety of different organizations, and with many different views. Here you will find those many different views in the summaries I have found on IHSS.

Capa Budget Analysis

The Governor’s budget provides $8.2 billion ($2.5 billion GF) for the IHSS program, reflecting a 14.4 percent increase over the 2014-15 level. The IHSS caseload in 2014-15 is anticipated to grow by 3.8 percent from the prior fiscal year to 446,053, and is projected to increase again by 3.7 percent in 2015-16 to 462,648 recipients. While the 2015-16 projections are increasing at a slower rate compared to prior years, the Administration estimates approximately one percent of newly eligible individuals under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will utilize IHSS services, resulting in 19,679 newly eligible IHSS cases per month in 2014-15 and 20,126 cases per month in 2015-16.

 According to the Administration, this 6.4 percent growth reflects expected increases in negotiated wages and benefits, the impact of the State’s minimum wage increase and the impact of limiting payment of overtime. Additional details on the overtime proposal are provided below. Read more...