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February 18, 1998 - California’s Litigation Against the Tobacco Companies
September 22, 1997 - (1) Will California Meet the TANF Maintenance-of-Effort Requirement? And (2) $2.5 Million Deal Funds Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit
September 1, 1997 - Federal welfare reform replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant program.
July 17, 1997 - The House and Senate budget reconciliation bills currently pending in Congress both provide additional funds for the states to expand health care coverage for low-income children. The Senate bill authorizes expansion to cover children in families with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, while the House bill allows coverage in families with incomes up to 300 percent of the poverty level. Both bills require a state match, but at a lower matching rate than under the Medi-Cal Program.
February 19, 1997 - Welfare Reform Proposals
January 23, 1997 - In order to assist the Legislature in its efforts to formulate a welfare reform plan, we offer a welfare-to-work approach (or "model") for consideration. Our approach is based largely on the principles, or expectations, that (1) the welfare system should assist and encourage recipients to achieve self-sufficiency and (2) recipients should, as a condition of receiving aid, participate in activities designed to move them toward self-sufficiency.
October 24, 1996 - (1) Welfare Reform’s Immigrant Restrictions—County Costs Probably Less Than Projected, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments
October 1, 1996 - On August 22, 1996, President Clinton signed into law major welfare reform legislation - The Personal Responsibility and Economic Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. This legislation could have a significant impact on the state and county governments. Counties, in particular, are concerned that their future costs of assisting indigent persons could increase as a result of restrictions and time limits on state and federal welfare programs. This update examines one of the aspects of the welfare reform legislation that has caused the most immediate concern to California counties-limitations on benefits to immigrants legally residing in the state.
April 26, 1996 - (1) Franchise Tax Board: Child Support Enforcement Program, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments
March 18, 1996 - Background Information on AFDC, SSI/SSP, Medi-Cal Programs, and Proposition 99