Thursday, August 06, 2009
Were Rules Broken when the Governor took money from existing programs for the Elderly, Disabled, Infirmed and the Impoverished , click to read more...
I realize that the Governor has to make decisions to keep the State of California functioning, but I am not convinced that the people that are already suffering should suffer more....It is not that these programs have much to sacrifice.
Snippet from the LA Times article:::
"Several nonprofit groups that would see their funding slashed because of the governor's line-item cuts are expected to file a lawsuit seeking to reverse the spending reductions.In a four-page letter, the legislative counsel cited two specific cuts by Schwarzenegger -- an additional $6 million he sliced from the Department of Aging, and $1 million in funding denied Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.In all, the governor slashed more than $487 million in spending from programs such as children's healthcare, state parks, AIDS treatment and prevention, domestic violence programs and services for abused and neglected children.
Legislative leaders have vowed to restore the funding when they return for their final month of the session in mid-August.
"It will be our first order of business," said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento).
"By hook or by crook, we're not going to rest until those cuts are restored," Steinberg said. "