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(Click here to view or download CDCAN Report #100-2010 reporting on the budget conference committee) (Click here to view or download CDCAN Report #098-2010 reporting on the conference committee) (Click here to view or download 9 page pdf file - Human Services budget items from the 2010 Budget Conference Committee Agenda) (Click here to view or download 46 page pdf file - Health budget items from the 2010 Budget Conference Committee Agenda) (Click here to view or download 30 page pdf file - Transportation budget items from the 2010 Budget Conference Committee Agenda) (Click here to view or download 50 page pdf file - Education budget items from the 2010 Budget Conference Committee Agenda) (Click here to view or download 23 page pdf file - General Government budget items from the 2010 Budget Conference Committee Agenda) (Click here to view or download 13 page pdf file - Public Safety budget items from the 2010 Budget Conference Committee Agenda)(POSTED MAY 25, 2010) - Governor's Medi-Cal, Mental Health Budget Proposals Focus of Senate Budget Committee May 26th - Controversial Proposal to Renew and Expand Medi-Cal Quality Assurance Nursing Home Provider Fee Also on Agenda SACRAMENTO, CALIF (CDCAN) 0 Several controversial budget proposals by the Governor will be the focus of the full Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services when they hold separate hearings Wednesday morning (May 26th) at nearly the same time.

This is the final week of budget subcommittee hearings - though the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee is meeting and taking final action instead of its 5 subcommittees this week Both houses of the Legislature have held and scheduled their final budget subcommittee hearings Wednesday and Thursday this week, taking final action on several of the Governor's major proposals impacting people with disabilities, mental health needs, the blind, seniors and their families, before the budget process heads to the next phase of "budget conference committee" hearings in early June.

Only those budget issues where the Assembly and State Senate took DIFFERENT actions are issues on the conference committee agenda.

Budget issues where both houses took the same actions are, for now, part of Governor's proposed 2010-2011 State Budget, as revised - but still requires approval of both houses of the Legislature and the Governor.

An agenda for the conference committee - hundreds of pages long, was released today, including a 9 page section Focusing on human services budget issues and a 46 page section dealing with health budget issues (including Medi-Cal).

The State Senate announced on Tuesday its members on the budget conference committee: Senate Democratic Members (3): Denise Ducheny (chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee), Mark Leno (chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services) and Alan Lowenthal, (chair of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee) Senate Republican Members (2): Bob Dutton (vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and incoming Senate Republican Leader) and Sen.

Bob Huff (vice chair of the Senate Education Committee).

If that increase is not extended, California's budget hole would increase by billion, placing enormous pressure on policymakers to make major additional spending cuts.

(Click here for CDCAN Report #119-2010 on the issue) (Click here for 399 page pdf copy of June 16, 2010 substitute amendment by Sen.

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