Past Budget Priorities

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2016-17 Budget Updates

CWDA issues Budget Updates that include information about the Governor’s proposals, budget subcommittee actions, Budget Conference Committee actions, leadership negotiations, and Governor’s vetoes. 

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2016-17 Budget Priorities

The following is a summary of the priorities set by the CWDA Board of Directors. 

Budget Priority

2016-17: County Medi-Cal Administration Funding

The final 2016-17 budget agreement includes $169.9 million total funds for workload associated with implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This funding will be provided in 2016-17 and again in 2017-18, with work to begin on a new budgeting methodology that would take effect no sooner than 2018-19. This funding was included in the original budget proposed by the Governor in January after months of work between CWDA and the Department of Health Care Services and the Department of Finance last fall.

Budget Priority

2016-17: Bringing Families Home Established

The final 2016-17 budget agreement includes $10 million General Fund on a one-time basis for the Bringing Families Home program, which is a grant program to reduce homelessness among families that are part of the child welfare system.

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2016-17: Homelessness Budget Issues Before Conference Committee

In this section are letters and memos CWDA has submitted on homelessness issues the Conference Committee is taking up when they meet June 1, including the Homeless Assistance Program and the Los Angeles County Trailer Bill Language Proposal to Help Counties Combat Homelessness.

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2016-17: Near-Fatalities Reporting Trailer Bill Language

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is the overarching federal law
regarding state and federal activities to address child abuse and neglect. CAPTA was originally enacted in 1974 and has been amended numerous times since then. CAPTA first was amended to require states to develop procedures for the release of specified information about child fatalities that occur as a result of abuse or neglect.

Coalition Work

2016-17: CWDA Works with Coalitions on IHSS Issues

CWDA is working with two coalitions to address two IHSS budget proposals: 1. the implementation of the Fair Labor Standards Act as it applies to IHSS, and 2. opposition to the Administration’s proposal to adjust the county IHSS Maintenance of Effort for all increased costs of contracts in counties in the contract mode.

Coalition Work

2016-17: Coalition of Anti-poverty Advocates Makes Recommendations to Improve California’s Earned Income Tax Credit

In 2015, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed a refundable state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The new credit offers as much as 85% of the value of the federal credit for families with household annual earnings below about $7,000 to $14,000, depending on their family size, in 2015.

General information

2015-16 State Budget

CWDA had four main priorities as part of the association’s work in the 2015-16 State Budget. This section includes descriptions of each priority, CWDA Budget Updates and all budget advocacy letters.

General information

2014-15 State Budget

CWDA issued six Budget Updates on the 2014-15 State Budget.