WEATHER »

Caregivers for Disabled Protest Funding Cuts

March Down State Street to Oppose Arnold’s Proposed Reductions


In-home health workers for the developmentally disabled and their clients marched down State Street - occupying a block at a time - on Tuesday afternoon to protest proposed spending cuts by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in response to California’s looming budget crisis. Schwarzenegger has proposed slashing $473 million in state payments for in-home supportive services. This would reduce in-home workers to the minimum wage, increase fees for some recipients, and eliminate outright the annual cost of living adjustment that would have gone into effect 2010. Schwarzenegger’s budget plan - which would raise taxes by $15 billion, borrow $10 million, and cut spending by $16 billion - has yet to win support from the Legislature’s Democratic majority or its Republican minority.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by: