California Budget Crisis

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    Press Release

    Lawmakers let vital funding bill die, minimize harm of their actions

    California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, September 15, 2009

    Sacramento, September 15, 2009—California’s domestic violence advocates expressed shock at the attitude displayed by the Senate GOP leaders responsible for blocking SBX3 13, an urgency bill that would have reinstated funding to domestic violence shelters devastated by the Governor’s elimination of their State funding in July. The bill died in th...  More

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    News Article

    California GOP legislators blocked 20 bills after demands were unmet

    Los Angeles Times, September 14, 2009

    A plan to keep dozens of domestic-violence shelters from closing sailed out of the state Assembly late Friday night with nary a no vote. Yet hours later, the bill lay in the legislative trash heap, one of many lost to politics as lawmakers reached the deadline for completing their work this year. Republicans in the Senate blocked more than 20 ...  More

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    News Article

    CA: Six Domestic Violence Shelters Close

    Associated Press, September 8, 2009

    Six domestic violence shelters in California have been forced to close while dozens more are scaling back services after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger eliminated all state funding for the program that supports them. A bill would restore the funding but it needs to be moved for a vote in the Assembly and the Senate before week's end.  More

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    Schwarzenegger cuts $500 million more as he signs budget

    Los Angeles Times, August 28, 2009

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday signed a budget plan sent to him by lawmakers to close the state's monumental deficit, using his veto pen to impose nearly $500 million in additional cuts. The new reductions will affect child welfare and children's healthcare, the elderly, state parks, AIDS treatment and prevention, and domestic violence programs.  More

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    News Article

    CA Domestic violence programs 'wiped out'

    Victorville Daily Press, July 29, 2009

    The Victor Valley’s only domestic violence shelters and state-funded substance abuse program are looking to lay off workers and drastically scale back services after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used his veto power to raid up to 40 percent of their budgets.T  More

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    News Article

    CA: One Local Shelter Likely to Close

    LAist, July 30, 2009

    The Domestic Violence Center in the Santa Clarita Valley is the only agency that provides domestic violence services in the 200-square mile valley. As a result of Schwarzenegger's cut, which is immediate, they've lost 45%, or $207,222.00, of their annual funding, which they say will force them to close their doors later this year unless the community supports them with donations. In 2008, they served over 1,000 victims of domestic violence.
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    News Article

    Peninsula domestic violence non-profit cuts programs

    Mercury News, July 30, 2009

    The only nonprofit agency dedicated to helping domestic violence victims in San Mateo County is cutting back its services as a result of the recession and state budget cuts. Even as domestic violence appears to be on the rise, Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse this week announced layoffs and plans to drastically reduce community education and prevention programs. Staff also will no longer provide long-term case management for victims.  More

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