California Gov. Schwarzenegger's State Budget Plan Includes Cuts to County HIV/AIDS Services
June 1, 2009
The Santa Maria Times examines how California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) plan to reduce state spending by more than $5 billion over the next two fiscal years, which includes millions of dollars in funding cuts to HIV prevention, education and treatment programs, could affect county residents (Womack, Santa Maria Times, 5/31). According to the Times, hundreds of residents in Santa Barbara County -- including more than 100 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) clients -- would potentially be affected by the funding cuts (Santa Maria Times, 5/31). The proposal also would result in $1.8 million in cuts to programs for low-income residents living with HIV in Riverside County, the Desert Sun reports (Brambila, Desert Sun, 5/29). The plan, issued by Schwarzenegger last week, includes $55.5 million in cuts to California's ADAP and other state Office of AIDS programs (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 5/27).
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