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Social Service Advocates Want Proposed Budget Reserve

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, June 7, 2012

(It's raining it's pouring the Governor is snoring)

Social service advocates sang under umbrellas inside the Capitol to symbolize that rain is falling on California families.

Nan Brasmer is with California Alliance for Retired Americans.

Brasmer:  "We don't want a Rainy Day fund until our budget is balanced and we have all of our safety net programs back in place."

But H.D. Palmer, with California's Department of Finance, says it's important for the budget to have a cushion.

PALMER:  "There can be natural disasters, there can be economic downturns, there can be court injunctions to prevent savings from being realized which we've seen in the last year."

The Governor's proposed budget would cut nearly $2.5 billion to social service programs.

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