California’s Most Vulnerable Protected Under Final Budget Agreement

Press release Eileen Cubanski

Sacramento, CA – The County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA) of California released the following statement from Interim Executive Director Eileen Cubanski on the final budget agreement announced today by Legislative leaders and Governor Gavin Newsom: 

“CWDA is grateful to the leaders of the Legislature and the Governor for agreeing on a balanced budget that maintains vital county programs that support the most basic needs of California’s most vulnerable residents. CWDA and our allies have worked tirelessly for the past six months to ensure decision-makers in Sacramento are aware of the important role the social service safety net plays in supporting children suffering from abuse and neglect, families in deep poverty, senior adults, and people with disabilities. Today we know our message was heard.

“This budget agreement rejects most cuts to core programs, including CalWORKs, foster care, and In-Home Supportive Services. The protection of these services will help ensure thousands of California residents remain safe, cared for and without fear of falling deeper into poverty. CWDA looks forward to the adoption of this budget agreement.”