The Governor's budget proposes a number of significant reforms to California's subsidized child care system. These proposals effectively prioritize limited child care resources. However, the Governor's proposals lack important policy, implementation, and administrative details that would help the Legislature weigh state savings against reducing child care services for a significant number of lower-income families. We evaluate the proposals' effect on children, families, and the state budget, and present some alternative approaches.
[PDF] Analysis of the 1997-98 Budget Bill, Health and Social Services ChapterReport Jan 23, 1997
Welfare Reform in California: A Welfare-to-Work ApproachReport Feb 21, 1996
[PDF] Analysis of the 1996-97 Budget Bill, Health and Social Services Chapter