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 that Governor Jerry Brown Signed State Budget

CDCAN DISABILITY RIGHTS REPORT 

CALIFORNIA DISABILITY-SENIOR COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK

JUNE 27, 2016 MONDAY AFTERNOON

ADVOCACY WITHOUT BORDERS:ONE COMMUNITY ACCOUNTABILITY WITH ACTION PERSON CENTERED ADVOCACY

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GOVERNOR SIGNS 2016-2017 STATE BUDGET

SACRAMENTO,CA [BY MARTY OMOTO, CDCAN LAST UPDATED 06/27/2016 04:25 PM] Governor Brown signed today the 2016-2017 State Budget contained in the main budget bill, SB 826.

"This solid budget makes responsible investments in California and sets aside billions of dollars to prepare for the next recession," said Governor Brown.

The Governor, in addition to signing the main budget bill also signed into law the following budget related bills called budget trailer bills because they follow or trail the main budget bill. Budget trailer bills contain changes in State law in order to implement provisions in the main budget bill:

SB 826 (main budget bill)

AB 1602 - Education.

AB 1603 Human Services

AB1606 - Developmental Services.

AB1607 - Medi-Cal: Hospitals: QualityAssurance Fee.

SB 827 - Budget Act of 2015: Augmentation.

SB 828- School Finance: Education Omnibus Trailer Bill.

SB 833- Health.

SB 836- State Government.

SB 837- State Government.

SB 843- Public Safety.

SB 844- Correctional Facilities: Construction: Financing.

SB 848 - State Employment.

The Legislature will soon be sending the Governor about four to five more budget trailer bills, including the mental health No Place Like Home legislation.

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 AptosLegislative 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. 

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JUNE 27, 2016 MONDAY AFTERNOON

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