Governor’s Budget is a Start But Doesn’t Go Far Enough for Poor Seniors
By Justice in Aging
January 8, 2016
In releasing his proposed budget today, Governor Brown recognized that too many seniors and people with disabilities living in our communities are living in poverty. But the proposals he offered provide only limited relief to those Californians struggling to afford rent, food, heat and other necessities. More action and bolder policies will be needed to lift seniors and people with disabilities out of poverty. California is a wealthy state with a strong economy, and a large budget surplus, but its benefits are not equitably distributed. For low-income seniors struggling on fixed incomes, we can and must do more.
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