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Job Opening: Senior Policy Analyst/Self Sufficiency

CWDA is recruiting for a Senior Policy Analyst/Self Sufficiency who will have lead responsibility for a full range of analytical and program support activities related to family self-sufficiency across a variety of human services programs and systems.

This staff person plays the lead role within the CWDA office with respect to policy analysis and program support for family self-sufficiency issues, including public assistance, employment, nutrition and child care programs, as well as broader overarching issues such as poverty, homelessness and housing insecurity.

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CWDA Statement on Proposed Senate Health Care Bill

Today, the Senate Republican leadership released its proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act and decimate the Medicaid program. The County Welfare Directors Association of California opposes this proposed legislation, which is no better for states, counties, or struggling Americans than the House’s American Health Care Act passed last month. California’s 14 million Medicaid enrollees would suffer greatly under this bill, as would the 1 million Californians covered by our health care exchange, Covered California.

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FFY 2018 Federal Budget Proposal: Bad for California, Bad for America
President's Budget Would Cut Billions in Benefits and Services to Struggling Americans

The Trump Administration released its proposed FFY 2018 budget on May 23, 2017. The budget would make tremendous cuts to programs administered by California’s county human services agencies, including Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (CalFresh) and the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program (CalWORKs).

Read CWDA’s initial summary of the budget proposal:

CWDA Budget Proposal Summary (5/23/17)

Read CWDA Executive Director’s statement on the proposed budget:

CWDA Statement on Budget Proposal (5/23/17)

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CalWORKs Single Allocation Cut:
A Direct Hit to Clients

The proposed $248 million cut to the CalWORKs Single Allocation comes on the heels of a current-year, $160 million cut. If adopted, this would mean a reduction of more than 20 percent over two years. Counties cannot sustain their programs at this level of funding. A new fact sheet from CWDA provides additional detail and examples from counties regarding the effects of staffing and services cuts on the families we serve.

CalWORKs Cut Impact Fact Sheet

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Blog post Cathy Senderling-McDonald

The Cloak and Dagger Congress

If you believe the tweets, the Senate has begun or will soon begin sending pieces of its health care reform proposal to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for the development of a fiscal analysis, or “score.” Unlike the House, which passed the American Health Care Act prior to the release of an updated score, the Senate must have a CBO score on any bill it seeks to bring up on the floor. So far, no leaks have occurred, so unless you’re in a very small, not very diverse-looking group of Senators or their staff, you’re in the dark just like me.