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.

Budget Action Alert

Governor signs budget with
zero to save our developmental services –
many more emails needed now!
As expected, Governor Brown signed the state budget a few minutes ago with not one dime to stop the crumbling of our community services system. But there’s still hope in the special legislative session that started Friday
We need a flood of emails to the Legislature to keep their attention focused on our community’s needs. We generated more than 4,000 in the last four days, a great start, but we need a lot more to every one of the 120 legislators -- so not one of them gets the idea that we’ve given up and he or she can give up too.
If you were deterred from emailing because of a technical glitch or my overly complicated directions, don’t worry, we’ve fixed those. (Or so I sincerely hope. Please let me know if you find any problems.)
Thank you again for your advocacy.
Greg deGiere
Public Policy Director
The Arc & United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration
1225 Eighth Street, Suite 350, Sacramento, CA 95814