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Governor's Budget Offers Little Relief to Poor Californians
01/09/2015
Notes on the Legislature

Governor Brown today released his January 2015-16 budget proposal. The $113.3 billion budget is not ... Read More..


Eight of the ten Western Center sponsored bills that went to the Governor were signed into law.
10/09/2014
Success Stories

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State sued over failure to provide over 200,000 people with Medi-Cal
10/09/2014
In the News

By January 2014, over one and one half million people submitted new applications for Medi-Cal ... Read More..


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Time to End the CalWORKs Auto Resource Rule
07/13/2011

Western Center publishes a new paper explaining why Assembly Bill 1182, a bill Authored by Assemblyman Hernández and sponsored by the New America Foundation, which ends the CalWORKs Auto Resource Rule is good for families moving from welfare to work and for the state's bottom line.


California’s policy makers are once again considering joining 39 other states that have eliminated the auto-resource barrier for participants in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. Though this issue has been debated in our state’s capitol for several years, there is great hope that, this year, lawmakers will understand the urgent need to better use the scarce resources to leverage increased work participation rates and, ultimately, achieve a higher percentage of CalWORKs participants transitioning to economic independence. Western Center publishes a new paper explaining why Assembly Bill 1182, a bill Authored by Assemblyman Hernández and sponsored by the New America Foundation, which ends the CalWORKs Auto Resource Rule is good for families moving from welfare to work and for the state's bottom line.


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