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Legislation Updates

2019-2020 Budget

Governor Newsom released his proposed Budget for 2019-2020 on January 10, 2019.  To summarize it up, there were no drastic or risky moves proposed, most of the funding goes to Education and Health and Human Services. See chart below for allocation of funds.  To read...

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2018-2019 Proposed Budget

The 2018-19 Governor’s Budget proposes spending of $190.3 billion in total state funds, consisting of $131.7 billion from the General Fund, $56.1 billion from special funds, and $2.5 billion from bond funds. The proposed budget maintains a balanced budget for the...

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Save the ADA-Oppose H.R. 620

                    H.R. 620, The Bill that would weaken the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) passed the House of Representatives and will now move to the Senate. This bill reduces the ADA benefits for people with...

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Department of Labor

Effective January 1, 2015, most direct care workers will be entitled to receive federal minimum wage and overtime pay protections. The Department's Final Rule concerning domestic service workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) brings important minimum wage...

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Affordable Care Act

Covered California - Affordable Care Act - Obama Care   Obama Care 101 Toolkit         This toolkit will help you understand the health reform law so together, we can help build a healthier California.                                                      What is the...

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Summary of 2009 Changes to IHSS

On July 28th, 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law a group of trailer bills passed by the state legislature to close a projected $26 billion budget shortfall for fiscal year 2009-2010. The bills will implement several cuts and changes to state programs that...

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Summary of 2010 Cuts/Changes to IHSS

On October 8th, Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law the 2010-2011 state budget, over 100 days past its June 30th deadline. The budget, along with over 20 budget-related “trailer” bills, attempts to close an estimated $19 billion gap in funding by shifting funds,...

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