Monday, January 02, 2017

Trump presidency puts California on defensive to protect progressive gains

PBS reports:
While the California Legislature has broad authority to chart its own agenda, it relies significantly on federal dollars. According to the state Department of Finance, California gets $96 billion from the federal government, a figure almost as large as the state’s $122 billion general fund.

Those federal funds cover a massive share of the budget for health care, food stamps, welfare and other safety-net programs.
Big money.