Budget Proposal Bad News for Counties
Fiscal Prudence Sends $4.4 Billion in Costs to Counties
The Governor’s state budget proposal unveiled January 10 calls for shifting more than $4.4 billion over six years in costs for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) to counties with no additional revenue to cover those expenses. The shift represents the single largest change in this budget from last year, and unfairly burdens counties with costs they cannot control nor afford.
The Governor’s proposal would end the IHSS Maintenance of Effort (MOE) agreement as a result of the discontinuation of the Coordinated Care Initiative. That would add an estimated $625 million to county costs in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, and more than $4.4 billion over six years.
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“This would be devastating to counties all over the state. We undoubtedly would have to make cuts in other vital social services to cover these costs,” said CSAC President and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson.