LAO: Brown’s plan for in-home care might not work

March 19, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed cuts to the budget for In-Home Supportive Services would probably face legal challenges and, even if they survived the courts, would be difficult to implement, according to a new report from the Legislative Analyst. The analyst offers lawmakers some alternatives to consider, including extending a temporary reduction already in place and trying again to reduce the state’s share of wages for in-home caregivers. An earlier wage cut was blocked by the courts by the analyst says the policy might pass legal muster if the state properly studies its impact on care. The LAO report is here.

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