Budget Watch

In an effort to keep our stakeholders informed about the state of California budget, and how the budget will impact funding, as well as programs and services, we post news on “Budget Watch”. This page features updates from the Governor and Legislature, links to important news articles and various budget and advocacy related web sites, as well as important information about how you can get involved to make a difference. Visit this page regularly to keep current on budget issues.

CDCAN Reports - Budget Trailer Bills and Revised Budget Released

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State Capitol Update:
REVISED BUDGET BILL AND BUDGET TRAILER BILLS COVERING HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES, DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES, EDUCATION RELEASED – VOTE LIKELY ON FRIDAY BY LEGISLATURE


SACRAMENTO, CA [CDCAN LAST UPDATED 06/17/2015 02:30 AM] –  The revised budget bill and 11 other budget trailer bills covering health, human services, developmental services, education, general government and resources, were released late Tuesday evening, reflecting the budget deal reached Tuesday (June 16th) by Governor Brown and Democratic legislative leaders Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (Democrat – San Diego) and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (Democrat – Los Angeles).  A floor vote to approve those measures could happen as early as Thursday (June 18th) but more likely on Friday, June 19th

    The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, chaired by Senator Mark Leno (Democrat – San Francisco), is tentatively scheduled to hold a hearing on the revised budget bill and the 11 other budget trailer bills on Thursday, June 18th upon call of the chair, at the State Capitol, in Room 4203.

     These 12 additional budget related bills, together with the main budget bill, AB 93 and four budget trailer bills that the Legislature passed on Monday, June 15th, will make up the 2015-2016 State Budget that largely mirrors in revenue estimates and spending what the Governor proposed in his spending plan as revised in May and eliminates nearly all of the rate increases for health and human services providers and additional spending to increase program funding or to restore certain services in health and human services. 

    As reported yesterday, the main budget bill, AB 93 was passed by the Legislature on Monday, June 15th on a party-line vote, that contained higher revenue estimates and increased spending proposed by Legislative Democrats that was opposed by Governor Brown, That bill was sent to the Governor at 4:30 PM on June 15th, meeting the deadline requirements under the State Constitution.  The Governor will not sign that bill until the Legislature passes and sends him the revised budget bill (“budget junior”).  The Legislaturepalso passed on Monday four non-controversial budget trailer bills that the Brown Administration supported dealing with an augmentation (appropriation) to the current 2014-2105 State Budget; transportation; nursing facility quality assurance fee extension and public works. 

    CDCAN will provide more information on the budget later today and tomorrow. 

 

BUDGET TRAILER BILLS LISTED BY SUBJECT

Following is list of all budget trailer bills (and the main budget bill) listed by some of the major subject areas.  The bill and link to the bill copy can be found in the section following this (where trailer bills are listed in bill number order). 

 

CALWORKS

AB 106 – Human Services Budget Trailer Bill

AB 123 – Revised Budget Bill (“Budget Junior”) – budget bill provisions and revised funding levels reflecting budget deal (pages 46-53)

 

CASp PROGRAM (CERTIFIED ACCESS SPECIALIST PROGRAM)

AB 111 – General Government Budget Trailer Bill

 

CHILD WELFARE SERVICES (INCLUDES FOSTER CARE)

AB 106 – Human Services Budget Trailer Bill

CDCAN COMMENT: Includes provision regarding the Approved Relative Caregiver Funding Option program that would require that any income or benefit received by an eligible child or an approved relative caregiver on behalf of the eligible child that would be offset against the basic rate paid to a foster care provider, as specified, be offset from any funds, other than CalWORKs funds, and would revise the funding provisions for the Approved Relative Caregiver Funding Option Program, including appropriating from the General Fund the sum of $15,000,000 for the period of January 1, 2015, to June 30, 2015, inclusive, and the amount of $30,000,000, with specified adjustments, for the period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, inclusive. For every 12-month period thereafter, the bill would require an amount calculated pursuant to a specified formula to be appropriated to fund the Approved

Relative Caregiver Funding Option Program.

 

COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING

AB 106 – Human Services Budget Trailer Bill

 

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES:

AB 109 – Developmental Services Budget Trailer Bill (regional centers and developmental centers)

AB 123 – Revised Budget Bill (“Budget Junior”) – budget bill provisions and revised funding levels reflecting budget deal (pages 39-42)

 

EDUCATION

AB 104 – Education Finance Budget Trailer Bill (K-12)

AB 105 – Education Finance – Local Control Funding Formula

AB 108 – Postsecondary Education (Including Community Colleges)

 

IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES:

AB 123 – Revised Budget Bill (“Budget Junior”) – budget bill provision

CDCAN COMMENT: no trailer bill (the overtime provisions was previously approved in SB 855 and implementation is on hold if and when federal regulations go back into effect).  The provisions authorizing the 7% restoration, effective July 1, 2015, is included in AB 123 (revised budget or “budget junior”) as a budget bill provision. 

 

HEALTH

AB 94 – Health Budget Trailer Bill (see also “Medi-Cal” and “Public Health”)

 

MEDI-CAL

AB 94 – Health Budget Trailer Bill

AB 123 – Revised Budget Bill (“Budget Junior”) – revised funding levels reflecting budget deal

 

PERSONAL INCOME TAX CREDIT

AB 107 – Personal Income Tax Credit Budget Trailer Bill

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

AB 94 – Health Budget Trailer Bill

AB 123 – Revised Budget Bill (“Budget Junior”) – revised funding levels reflecting budget deal

 

MAIN BUDGET BILLS

    The following are the two bills, taken together, that make-up the main 2015-2016 State Budget bills.

 

AB 93 – 2015-2016 STATE BUDGET (MAIN BILL)

COPY OF AB 93 (AS APPROVED BY LEGISLATURE JUNE 15 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 736 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/ab_93_bill_20150616_enrolled.pdf

LATEST ACTION 06/15/2015: Passed Assembly 52 to 28. Passed State Senate 26 to 13. Sent to Governor at 4:30 PM.

NEXT STEPS: Governor will hold signing this bill until revised budget (“budget junior”) is passed by the Legislature and sent to him

CDCAN COMMENT: This is the version of the 2015-2016 State Budget that includes significantly higher revenue estimates and increased spending (including rate increases, restorations and other increases) as put forward by the Legislature. That higher revenue e estimate and nearly all of the spending increases were eliminated in the budget deal reached with the Governor and Democratic legislative leaders on June 16th – and reflected in the revised budget bill.  Together, AB 93 and AB 123 will make up the main budget bills for 2015-2016.

 

AB 123 – REVISED BUDGET – “BUDGET JUNIOR”

INCLUDES:  Revised budget numbers reflecting eliminaton of the spending and rate increases proposed by the Legislature; includes revised budget numbers reflecting elimination of rate increases proposed by Legislature and budget bill provisions for developmental services related to a report from the Department of Developmental Services utilizing the work of the Developmental Services Task Force and Home and Community-Based Services Advisory Workgroup (pages 39-42); revised budget numbers reflecting elimination of SSP grant increase proposed by Legislature (page 53); budget bill provisions related to restoration of 7% service hours for all IHSS recipients for one budget year only (Pages 53-54); references to Department of Rehabilitation (page 46); and CalWORKS (pages 46-53)

COPY OF AB 123 (AS AMENDED JUNE 16 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 150 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_123_bill_20150616_amended_sen_v98.pdf

CDCAN COMMENT:          

IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES – This revised budget contains a new provision (Provision 6 on page 55 of the bill) dealing with the restoration of the 7% restoration in service hours for IHSS recipients as follows:

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for the 2015–16 fiscal year only, funds appropriated in this item shall be used to fully offset the reduction in hours of service described in Section 12301.02 of the Welfare and Institutions Code”.

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES – This revised budget bill contains provision that deletes a transfer of funds of up to $2,800,000 to administer the Self Determination Program. 

This revised budget bill also contains the following new provision (Provision 7 on page 41) dealing with an evaluation from the Department of Developmental Services utilizing the work of the Developmental Services Task Force and Home and Community-Based Services Advisory Group:

“Provision 7: Utilizing the work of the Health and Human Services Agency’s Developmental Services Task Force and the State Department of Developmental Services’ Home and Community-Based Services Advisory Group, the department shall report to the committees in the Senate and Assembly that consider the budget during the 2016–17 budget process on its evaluation of the existing rate-setting methodologies for community-based services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities and the regional center operations budget core staffing formula. The evaluation shall consider all of the following:

(1) Supporting maximum federal funding participation.

(2) Meeting the current and future needs of persons with developmental disabilities, including, but not limited to, those moving from developmental centers.

(3) Ensuring that services and supports provided are culturally competent.

(4) Maximizing consumer choice, including choice of providers within a service category, person-centered planning, and integration in all aspects of community life.

(5) Appropriate state and federal law and regulation requirements for caseload ratios, staffing levels, staffing competencies and qualifications, prudent auditing requirements, and other quality control measures.

(6) Reasonable costs necessary to sustainably provide quality services and supports, including statutory, regulatory, or contractually required program design components, including, but not limited to, employee wage and benefit requirements.

(7) Revised service codes that more accurately reflect service categories and improve the ability of the department to analyze and project expenditure trends.

(8) Meeting the current and future needs of consumers through a cost-effective and sustainable approach.”

 

LINKS TO TRAILER BILLS RELEASED

    The following are links to all budget trailer bills (listed in bill number order), compiled by CDCAN, to the official copies of budget trailer bills released as of June 16th, late Tuesday evening:

    

SB 94 – CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT BUDGET TRAILER BILL

Copy of SB 94 (As Amended June 12, 2015) PDF Document – 23 Pages:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0051-0100/sb_94_bill_20150612_amended_asm_v98.pdf

STATUS 06/12/2015: Amended in Assembly. Referred to Assembly Budget Committee.

CDCAN COMMENT: This was released on June 12th and does not appear to be one of the active budget trailer bills. Left in this list for reference purposes. 

 

AB 94 – HEALTH BUDGET TRAILER BILL

COPY OF AB 94 (AS AMENDED JUNE 16 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 116 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/ab_94_bill_20150616_amended_sen_v98.pdf

 

AB 95 – TRANSPORTATION BUDGET TRAILER BILL 

COPY OF AB 95 (AS AMENDED JUNE 11, 2015) PDF DOCUMENT COPY - 21 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/ab_95_bill_20150611_amended_sen_v98.pdf

LAST ACTION 06/15/2015: Passed State Senate 26 to 13. Passed Assembly 61 to 18.

NEXT STEPS: To enrollment (preparing the bill to be sent to the Governor)

 

AB 104 – EDUCATION FINANCE BUDGET TRAILER BILL

COPY OF AB 104 (AS AMENDED JUNE 16 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 155 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_104_bill_20150616_amended_sen_v98.pdf

 

AB 105 – EDUCATION FINANCE LOCAL CONTROL FUNDING FORMULA

COPY OF AB 105 (AS AMENDED JUNE 16 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 144 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_105_bill_20150616_amended_sen_v98.pdf

 

AB 106 – HUMAN SERVICES BUDGET TRAILER BILL

INCLUDES: Provisions dealing with CalWORKS and CalWORKS Housing Supports; California Senior Legislature; DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents); CalFresh (Food Stamp Program); Foster Care

COPY OF AB 106 (AS AMENDED JUNE 160 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 136 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_106_bill_20150616_amended_sen_v98.pdf

CDCAN COMMENT: There are no references to In-Home Supportive Services or SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Payment) grant program in this trailer bill.  The provision authorizing the 7% restoration in service hours for all IHSS recipients is in AB 123 (revised budget or “budget junior”) that has budget bill language (or provision) that indicates funding for this restoration from the State general fund is for the 2015-2016 State budget year only. See page 53 in AB 123 for that provision and also the elimination of the increase for individuals for the SSP portion of the SSI/SSP proposed by the Legislature. 

 

AB 107 – PERSONAL INCOME TAX CREDIT BUDGET TRAILER BILL

COPY OF AB 107 (AS AMENDED JUNE 16 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 9 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_107_bill_20150616_amended_sen_v98.pdf

 

AB 108 – POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION BUDGET TRAILER BILL

INCLUDES: California Community College; California State University and University of California

COPY OF AB 108 (AS AMENDED JUNE 16 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 79 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_108_bill_20150616_amended_sen_v98.pdf

 

AB 109 – DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES BUDGET TRAILER BILL

COPY OF AB 109 (AS AMENDED JUNE 16 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 71 PAGES

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_109_bill_20150616_amended_sen_v98.pdf

 

AB 110 – PUBLIC RESOURCES BUDGET TRAILER BILL

COPY OF AB 110 (AS AMENDED JUNE 16 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 100 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_110_bill_20150616_amended_sen_v98.pdf

 

AB 111 – GENERAL GOVERNMENT BUDGET TRAILER BILL

INCLUDES: Provisions dealing with Certified Access Specialist Program (CASp); and Housing and Community Development’s housing services including migrant services related to drought

COPY OF AB 111 (AS AMENDED JUNE 16 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 80 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_111_bill_20150616_amended_sen_v98.pdf

 

AB 114 – PUBLIC WORKS BUDGET TRAILER BILL

COPY OF AB 114 (AS AMENDED JUNE 11, 2015) PDF DOCUMENT COPY – 14 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_114_bill_20150611_amended_sen_v98.pdf

LAST ACTION 06/15/2015: Passed State Senate 36 to 3. Passed Assembly 78 to 2.

NEXT STEPS: To enrollment (preparing the bill to be sent to the Governor)

 

AB 116 – AUGMENTATIONS TO 2014-2015 STATE BUDGET TRAILER BILL

SUMMARY (BY SENATE BUDGET & FISCAL REVIEW COMMITTEE) OF BILL AS AMENDED JUNE 11 2015:

SUMMARY: This bill augments the Budget Act of 2014 to address various funding  shortfalls.

Background: This bill makes supplemental appropriations to the [State] Budget Act of 2014 in order to address the following shortfalls:

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES: Increased costs are associated with hospital presumptive eligibility; a delay in Medi-Cal redeterminations; behavioral health treatment services; increased Medicare payments; a decrease in the projected managed care organization tax savings; and reduced federal drug rebates. These increased costs are partially offset by increased savings due to litigation settlements and additional drug rebates, for a total deficiency of $241.2 million General Fund (GF).

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: Increased costs are associated with staffing adjustments at the state developmental centers; decertification of four intermediate care facility units at Sonoma Developmental Center; increased caseload and utilization costs for regional center consumers; and continuation costs for residents transitioning into the community from a developmental center. These increased costs are partially offset by a reduction in the estimated costs for the expansion of the secured treatment program at Porterville Developmental Center; reduced costs for the Fairview and Porterville developmental centers program improvement plan implementation; lower than anticipated costs associated with the state minimum wage increase [in July 2014]; and the court action that has delayed implementation of federal overtime requirements, for a total deficiency of $170 million GF [State general fund].

CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES (RECEIVER): Increased costs are associated with increased California Health Care Facility staffing; Valley Fever testing; new high-cost Hepatitis C treatment; increased pharmaceutical costs; and adjustments based on the medical acuity staffing model, for a total deficiency of $107.7 million GF [State general funds].

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES: Increased costs are associated with the ongoing external legal representation in the case of California First, LLP (CalFirst) v. State of California, for a total deficiency of $2.5 million GF. This case concerns a purchase and sale agreement whereby CalFirst agreed to purchase 11 properties owned by the state. According to the Administration, this agreement automatically terminated when CalFirst failed to post a second deposit, as required by the agreement.

Homicide Trials: Under existing law, qualifying counties may seek reimbursement from the State Controller for extraordinary expenses associated with homicide trials. Two counties, Mariposa County in the case of People v. Cary Stayner and Lassen County in the case of People v. Joanne McElrath and Robin James, qualify for specified reimbursements, for a total supplemental cost of $72,000 GF [State general funds].

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION: Increased costs are associated with the inclusion of wireless cell phones in the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service program, which provides discounted home phone and cell phone services to qualified families. This inclusion resulted in a 60 percent increase in claims, for a total deficiency of $96 million (Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Trust Administrative Committee Fund).

Proposed Law and Fiscal Effect: This bill augments the Budget Act of 2014 by $521,541,114 GF [State general funds] and $96,000,000 (Special Funds) to address various funding shortfalls.

COPY OF AB 116 (AS AMENDED JUNE 11, 2015) – PDF DOCUMENT COPY – 3 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_116_bill_20150611_amended_sen_v98.pdf

LAST ACTION 06/15/2015: Passed State Senate 26 to 13. Passed Assembly 61 to 18.

NEXT STEPS: To enrollment (preparing the bill to be sent to the Governor)

CDCAN COMMENT:   This budget trailer bill authorizes additional funding or augmentations – sometimes referred to as “deficiency funding” for budget areas that went over their budgeted spending projections for the current 2014-2015 State Budget year, including developmental services.

 

AB 117 – HEALTH FACILITY CONSTRUCTION LOAN INSURANCE FUND AND PUBLIC RESOURCES (CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT) BUDGET TRAILER BILL

INCLUDES:

COPY OF AB 117 (AS AMENDED JUNE 16 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 4 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_117_bill_20150616_amended_sen_v98.pdf

 

AB 119 – PUBLIC HEALTH: NURSING FACLITIES BUDGET TRAILER BILL

SUMMARY (FROM SENATE BUDGET & FISCAL REVIEW COMMITTEE ANALYSIS):

Budget Act of 2015: Nursing home quality assurance fee and rate adjustments

BACKGROUND: AB 1629 (Frommer), Chapter 875, Statutes of 2004, enacted the MediCal Long-Term Care Reimbursement Act of 2004, which establishes a reimbursement system that bases Medi-Cal reimbursements to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) on the actual cost of care. Prior to AB 1629, SNFs were paid a flat rate per Medi-Cal resident.

This flat rate system provided no incentive for quality care and reimbursed SNFs for less than it cost to care for their residents.

AB 1629 also allows the state to leverage new federal Medicaid dollars by imposing a quality assurance fee (QAF) on SNFs. This new federal funding is used to increase nursing-home reimbursement rates. (Federal Medicaid law allows states to impose such fees on certain health-care service providers and in turn repay the providers through increased reimbursements.) Because the costs of Medicaid reimbursements to health care providers are split between states and the federal government, this arrangement provides a method by which states can leverage additional federal funds for the support of their Medicaid programs and offset state costs. In 2015-16, it is projected that the SNF QAF will offset over $500 million in General Fund expenditures.

AB 1629 contained a sunset date of July 1, 2008 and has been extended five times.

SB 853 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review), Chapter 717, Statutes of 2010, established the Quality and Accountability Supplemental Payment (QASP) program.

Under the QASP program, SNFs that meet minimum staffing standards can earn incentive payouts from a pool of supplemental funds. The payouts are awarded based on SNFs’ performance on certain quality measures (including clinical indicators), as well as SNFs’ improvement on these measures relative to the previous year. Under SB 853, a portion of each year’s weighted average rate increase was to be set aside to fund the

QASP payment pool. The set-aside amount was $43 million in 2013-14, and $90 million in the 2014-15 rate year. In 2013-14, about 477 out of 1,000 SNFs earned the QASP payouts.

PROPOSED LAW: This bill contains necessary statutory changes to implement the Budget Act of 2015 for the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

1. Extends the sunset date for the skilled nursing facility rate-setting methodology established under AB 1629 (Frommer), Chapter 875, Statutes of 2004, as well as the Quality Assurance Fee (QAF) and Quality/Accountability Supplemental Payment (QASP) programs, from July 31, 2015, to July 31, 2020.

2. Specifies that beginning in 2015-16, the annual increase in the weighted average Medi-Cal reimbursement rate for skilled nursing facilities would be 3.62 percent. (The rate increase for 2013-14 and 2014-15 was three percent.)

3. Sets Quality Accountability Supplemental Payment Program (QASP) payments at the same level as existed for 2014-15 (approximately $90 million per year).

4. Extends the DHCS Administrative Procedure Act (APA) exemption through July 31, 2020, and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Public Contract Code exemption through December 31, 2020.

5. Beginning with the 2015-16 fiscal year, incorporates direct care staff retention as a performance measure for QASP to be developed in consultation with representatives from the long-term care industry, organized labor, and consumers.

6. Requires DHCS, in coordination with the Department of Public Health, to report to the Assembly and Senate budget subcommittees by May 1, 2016 regarding the quality and accountability payments including its assessment of if these payments are adequate to incentivize quality and are adequate to sustain the program.

Fiscal Effect: The QAF is estimated to generate $539.7 million in fee revenue from August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016 (accrual). This fee revenue offsets General Fund expenditures used to reimburse skilled nursing facilities in Medi-Cal.

COPY OF AB 119 (AS AMENDED JUNE 11, 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 22 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_119_bill_20150611_amended_sen_v98.pdf

LAST ACTION 06/15/2015: Passed State Senate 35 to 3. Passed Assembly 78 to 1.

NEXT STEPS: To enrollment (preparing the bill to be sent to the Governor)

 

AB 124 – STATE GOVERNMENT BUDGET TRAILER BILL

INCLUDES:  Relates to changes to the Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act.

COPY OF AB 124 (AS AMENDED JUNE 16 2015) PDF DOCUMENT – 10 PAGES:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_124_bill_20150616_amended_sen_v98.pdf

 

CDCAN - MARTY OMOTO YOUTUBE CHANNEL

    A CDCAN (Marty Omoto, family member and advocate) youtube channel was set up and has several videos dealing with current – and previous state budget issues, disability and senior rights, and advocacy.

    To see the current videos, including March 2014 San Andreas Regional Center Aptos Legislative Breakfast, January 2014 panel discussion on services for adults with autism spectrum and related disorders in Palo Alto, and older videos including video of April 2003 march of over 3,000 people with developmental disabilities, families, providers, regional centers and others from the Sacramento Convention Center to the State Capitol (to attend and testify at budget hearing on proposed massive permanent cuts to regional center funded services, go to the CDCAN (Marty Omoto) Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEySEyhnr9LQRiCe-F7ELhg

 

    More videos – including new current videos (an interview with longtime advocate Maggie Dee Dowling is planned, among others) – plus archive videos of past events – will be posted soon.