Schwarzenegger calls for SSI cutbacks
The cutbacks and other reductions that Schwarzenegger seeks in SSI would impact many people in the Sacramento homeless community.
Quoting the SBJ article,
The Central Valley Business Times breaks down statewide figures to give us this information with respect to Sacramento county: Here, 63,590 people will be impacted by a total amount of $78,728,000. That is an average $1258/person reduction in benefits during the 14-month period of May 2009 through June 2010.
The governor has proposed cutting the grants to the minimum level required by federal law, starting May 1, and to suspend the June 2010 state cost-of-living adjustment. Together, they would eliminate $1.34 billion in grant payments [statewide].
The State is now earnestly, though unproductively, working on reducing expense-revenue gaps for the current budget year [which ends on June 30, 2009] and the upcoming budget year [which goes from Jul 1, 2009 to Jun 30, 2010].