Tag Archives: CalWORKS

Coalition Wants 100% Enrollment in Safety Net Programs by 2020

By Megan Burks San Diego labor, faith and community groups gathered Saturday at the County Administration Center to demand the county achieve 100 percent enrollment in federal social safety-net programs by 2020. The group calls itself the Invest in San Diego Families … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Brown’s Budget Patches Tattered Safety Net

By Megan Burks Brown’s Budget Patches Tattered Safety Net Thursday’s budget release was good news for low-income Californians and safety net providers. In a departure from last year, Gov. Brown proposed increases to CalWORKS welfare-to-work and childcare programs. He also … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Lawmakers Patch Safety Net, But Big Holes Remain

By Megan Burks Lawmakers Patch Safety Net, But Big Holes Remain State Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown reached a budget deal yesterday that softens the governor’s proposed hits to welfare and public health programs, but still means big changes for … Continue reading

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Governor’s Revised Budget Cuts California’s Safety Net

By Kenny Goldberg Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget calls for new cuts to California’s safety net. The plan cuts health-care programs for the elderly and the poor. The governor’s proposal takes a $1.2 billion bite out of Medi-Cal. It calls … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Latinos On State of the Union Address, AG Sues SANDAG

By Megan Burks Latinos React to State of the Union Address Some Latinos expressed disappointment following President Obama’s State of the Union address, saying the President was too soft-spoken on immigration. He pressed Congress to “at least” approve the DREAM … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: More on CalWorks and Help for Mixed-Status Families

By Megan Burks The Fallout From Brown’s Proposed Welfare Cuts This week, we took a look at how Gov. Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal may impact City Heights residents. The proposal calls for deep cuts to CalWorks, a welfare-to-work program … Continue reading

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Field Guide: How City Heights Would Fare in Brown’s Budget

By Megan Burks [Editor’s Note: Field Guide is a weekly email bringing you the news, explainers and action items needed to navigate your changing community. Click here to subscribe.] FIELD GUIDE TOOLBOX 2012-2013 Budget Proposal: Click to read Proposed Reductions: … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Budget Proposal Threatens CalWorks, Schools

By Megan Burks Governor Unveils Budget Plan, Puts Schools in Voters’ Hands Gov. Jerry Brown released his budget proposal yesterday with a dire warning for schools: if voters don’t agree to raise taxes in the fall, he’ll call for an … Continue reading

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Welfare To Work Checks Reduced, Starting Today

By Alison St John Beginning today, families in California’s Welfare to Work program will see an 8 percent reduction in their monthly benefit checks. It’s the result of cuts proposed in March and approved as part of the final state … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Feral Dogs, Fried Brain Cells and Free Lunch

By Megan Burks While we’re out researching and writing full-length features, 140 characters can go a long way in helping us keep readers up-to-date. But some tweets deserve more than that. That’s why I’m beginning a weekly feature here on … Continue reading

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