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Care Workers Rally Against Cuts; Brown, Dems $2 Billion Apart?



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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, June 7, 2012

Democratic Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg says the areas of disagreement include the governor's proposed cuts to welfare, child care, in-home supportive services and college financial aid.

Steinberg: "If you look at CalWORKs, you look at IHSS, you look at CalGrants and you look at child care, adds up to about $2 billion."

The potential cuts to in-home services brought hundreds of care workers and their clients to a rally outside the Capitol.  Union leader Gail Ennis:

Ennis: "So you know why we're here, right?  Once again, we're targeted, right?"
Crowd: "Yeah!"
Ennis: "Aren't you sick of it?"
Crowd: "Yeah!"

This really is crunch time for all sides.  A deal is expected by next Friday's legislative budget deadline.

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