As we have been rallied, warned, encouraged and informed by our resident advocacy expert, Colleen, the state budget deadline is upon us. By midnight tonight California’s legislature and governor must reach an agreement on this both fiscally and emotionally draining budget dilemma.
Democrats have rallied behind the idea of raising taxes on oil and tobacco to help meet the $24.3 billion deficit; however, the governor has resolved to veto any revenue increasing measures.
Read more about the countdown to the budget deadline here.
Everyone in California will be affected by this budget. The proposed cuts will deeply impact several communities, many of them are groups that we already see in St. Anthony Foundation programs; the elderly, the mentally and physically ill, people struggling to overcome addiction, families in need of food, clothing and health care.
We wait in solidarity with our guests, our community, to see what the governor’s tomorrow will look like. And, remain steadfast in our mission and commitment to be the hands below that safety net, providing services to sustain and stabilize those most in need.