CDCAN: IHSS OVERTIME STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS BY DEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICES SET FOR JULY 28, 29 & AUG 11TH

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN LAST UPDATED 07/23/2014 – 06:37 AM) – The Department of Social Services, the state agency that oversees statewide the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program that serves over 460,000 children and adults with disabilities, mental health needs, the blind and seniors, is convening three public stakeholder meetings at the Department of Social Services … Continue reading

CDCAN: BROWN ADMINISTRATION TO RECONVENE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTERS TASK FORCE TO LOOK AT WAYS TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN LAST UPDATED 07/07/2014 – 10:37 AM) – In what could be a significant step toward addressing what advocates and policymakers from both parties have called a major crisis in the regional center funded community-based system serving tens of thousands of children and adults with developmental disabilities, the Brown Administration announced that it … Continue reading

CDCAN: GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS 2014-2015 BUDGET – MAKES TWO LINE ITEM VETOES BUT LARGELY KEEPS FUNDING INTACT AS PASSED BY LEGISLATURE

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 06/20/2104 – 09:50 AM) – Governor Edmind G. “Jerry” Brown, Jr. signed, as expected, SB 852, the main budget bill containing the 2014-2015 State Budget, in San Diego this morning, making only a few line item vetoes but largely keeping the funding intact in the plan as passed last Sunday by the … Continue reading

CDCAN: LEGISLATURE FINISHES WORK ON BUDGET – PASSES MAIN BUDGET BILL AND ALSO 16 BUDGET TRAILER BILLS IMPACTING IHSS/SLS OVERTIME, CHILD CARE, MEDI-CAL, EARLY START ELIGIBILITY RESTORATION, PACE PROVIDER INCREASES

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 06/15/2014  09:15 PM) – The California Legislature completed final action on the state budget, passing earlier the main budget bill, SB 852, and later in the evening, final passage of 16 budget trailer bills.      The Assembly, which convened just after 4 PM Sunday afternoon, completed action on all budget … Continue reading

CDCAN: IHSS WORKER OVERTIME BUDGET TRAILER BILL RELEASED – WOULD APPEAR TO PUT IN PLACE 66 HOUR CAP THOUGH PROVIDES FOR EXCEPTIONS

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 06/14/2014  05:57 AM) –  The budget related language from the Brown Administration and drafted by legislative budget staff dealing with implementation of allowing for overtime pay for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers beginning January 1, 2015 to comply with the new federal Department of Labor regulations was released early … Continue reading

CDCAN: CALIFORNIA PRIMARY ELECTION: BROWN EASILY COMES IN FIRST – WILL FACE REPUBLICAN KASHKARI IN NOVEMBER

From our colleagues at CDCAN:      Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown, as expected, came in first with an overwhelming 54.5% in the primary election race for governor, on his way to an historic record breaking election in November to a 4th term.  Brown will face Republican Neel Kashkari, who came in second with 19%, … Continue reading

CDCAN: BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MET MONDAY COVERING HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENDA ITEMS

From our colleagues at CDCAN:  Will Meet Next On Wednesday But Not Before 11 AM For First Run Through On Remaining 5 Agendas Including Education Nearly All Items Including Those Impacting SSI/SSP State Cost of Living Adjustment Restoration, Medi-Cal Rates and Certain “Optional Benefits” Restorations, Supported Employment Rates Kept “Open” For Later Discussion and Action … Continue reading

CDCAN: ASSEMBLY BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STAFF RECOMMENDS REJECTION OF GOVERNOR’S IHSS WORKER CAP AND RESTORATION OF 7% IHSS RECIPIENT HOUR REDUCTIONS; RECOMMENDS EARLY START RESTORATION – OTHER REGIONAL CENTER ITEMS MIRROR ACTIONS TAKEN IN SENATE

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 05/23/2014  10:40 AM) – The budget staff of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services, chaired by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (Democrat – San Diego, 79th Assembly District), have recommended that the subcommittee several actions that mirror what their Senate counterpart did earlier this week, including a … Continue reading

CDCAN: SENATE BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE #3 STAFF RECOMMENDS REJECTION OF GOVERNOR’S IHSS WORKER 40 HOUR CAP PROPOSAL AND RESTORATION OF 7% IHSS CUT TO RECIPIENTS

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 05/21/2014 10:40 AM) – The Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services will take action this morning on Governor Brown’s controversial proposal to cap In-Home Supportive Service (IHSS) worker hours to 40 hours per week to avoid triggering new federal over-time regulations that are scheduled to go … Continue reading

CDCAN: GOVERNOR PROPOSED BUDGET REVISIONS KEEPS TIGHT LID ON INCREASED NEW SPENDING

  No New Proposals to Restore Health and Human Service Programs Including Early Start No Changes Proposed to Governor’s January IHSS Federal Over-Time Proposals That Cap IHSS Worker Hours to 40 Hours Per Week Public Stakeholder Conference Call Briefing on Budget Revisions By CA Health & Human Services Agency Secretary Dooley at 2 PM Today … Continue reading

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