Bracing for the Budget, 9am Tuesday

Happy New Year! With the Legislature back in session today, Governor Brown has scheduled his release of the California State Budget on Tuesday, January 10th, at 9am.

As always, we’ll tweet the health highlights @healthaccess, and post an analysis here later in the day.

We are bracing for the budget news, including to health and human services. We know the Governor will lay out billions of dollars of cuts. While some cuts, likely to education and public safety, will be triggered if voters reject revenues on the November ballot, the Governor will seek other cuts regardless in order to solve the remaining shortfall. It won’t be pretty.

Enjoy the happy new year for the week we have left.

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