St. John's Well Child and Family Center, et al. v. Schwartzenegger

Overview

On September 28, 2009, the County filed an amicus brief in support of a coalition of low-income individuals, healthcare clinics, and disability support centers, in their state-court action challenging Governor Schwarzenegger’s recent budget cuts to vital health and social safety-net programs. The County’s amicus brief argues that the cuts are an unlawful use of the Governor’s constitutionally limited line-item veto power. Many of the state programs cut by the Governor’s vetoes are administered by County agencies, which depend on state funding to provide necessary services to the County’s most vulnerable residents. Among these vital services are In-Home Support Services (IHSS), which provides living support to low-income elderly and disabled people, and the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Program (HAP), which offers early intervention, education, and prevention services to residents with HIV/AIDS.

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