California: Surviving the Crunch
September 27, 2002
Despite making $9 billion in spending cuts in a desperate attempt to deal with an enormous budget shortfall, California Gov. Gray Davis maintained the $803 million proposed for AIDS funding when he signed that state's $98 billion budget Sept. 5. The fiscal year 2002-2003 budget ends next June 30. Included was $184 million for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, a $24 million increase over the previous year. AIDS education programs were increased $4 million over last year, to $40 million, according to the governor's special assistant, Eric Bauman. Additionally, supplemental services such as dental and podiatry for AIDS patients on Medi-Cal, which were cut from the revised budget, were put back in the final budget, Bauman said.
Frontiers (Los Angeles)
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