Federal Judge Renews Her Order Blocking Calif. Cuts To In-Home Care
The state had planned to cut $100 million from the program beginning this month.
Los Angeles Times: Federal Judge Continues To Block California's Cuts To In-Home Care
A federal judge will continue blocking millions of dollars in cuts to in-home care for the elderly and the disabled, parties to a lawsuit over the services said Thursday. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken had temporarily halted the cuts in December. The $100 million in reductions to home aid, built into the state budget in case revenue did not match projections, were to have kicked in this month (Megerian, 1/20).
McClatchy: Judge Again Blocks California From Cutting In-Home Care To Disabled, Elderly
A federal judge on Thursday continued to block the state from reducing in-home care to low-income disabled and elderly residents, a budget cut pursued last year by California Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers. The reduction would have slashed one-fifth of service hours for In-Home Supportive Services recipients to save the state $100 million over the next six months (Yamamura, 1/19 ).
California Healthline: Trigger Cuts To IHSS Care Put On Hold
Federal judge Claudia Wilken did not mince words yesterday when an attorney representing California asked her if she would issue a stay, to grant the state the right to start implementation of a proposed 20% cut in In-Home Supportive Services. ... The injunction means that 370,000 Californians, mostly seniors, will continue to receive IHSS care, while the state appeals the decision (Gorn, 1/20).