Judge Temporarily Delays Funding Cuts For CalWORKS

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Funding cuts that were scheduled to go in effect Monday to a state program that provides child care assistance to low-income families have been at least temporarily delayed.

Alameda Superior Court Judge Wynne Carvill on Friday issued an order temporarily halting the cuts to CalWORKs until a Thursday hearing on the merits of the lawsuit that was filed over plans to pull the program’s funding.

The Sacramento Bee reports that $256 million for the program was set to be eliminated when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used his line-item veto to cut $960 million from the state’s budget.

The judge’s order comes after a group called Parent Voices Oakland and four parents expecting to lose child care filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education seeking to delay the implementation of the cuts.

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  • oldfart

    What a sorry state we are in when one judge and four parents can halt 256 million dollars from being funded because they might lose their daycare subsidies.
    California does not need any more liberal one sided bias judges who give our money away to welfare moms , and illegals who already get subsidized housing, medical, food stamps and never work a day in their lives. I am tired of supporting people who can work but are just to lazy.

    Vote these judges out of office,

    • Concerned Mom

      What you don’t reliaze is that the Stage 3 child care that thr governor cut is for working parents who don’t receive any other state help. These parents have been working for at least 2 years and I know personally my daycare costs alone are $440 a week. That is over $1,700 a month. I would be working to pay for daycare alone and me and mu childen wouls be homeless. Maybe we should be looking at the fact that the dads of some of these children don’t pay any child support and the state lets them get away with that. To you “oldfast” you shoud be better informed rather than jump to conclusions about the state supposedly supporting people.

  • been there, seen it...

    Having worked closely with many recipients of CalWORKs benefits, I can say what is truly needed is better overview of the program. Many unqualified people enjoy these benefits because there is no review of their applications… their paperwork is rubber stamped by the same people who depend on the program for their own paychecks… it is a wasteful, though well-intentioned program.

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