Local

Judge Temporarily Delays Funding Cuts For CalWORKS

View Comments
(AP)

(AP)

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.

(© 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 57,044 other followers