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Newly-Signed Budget Improves State’s Fiscal Health; One Piece of Unfinished Business Remains
Sacramento Bee

As the ink dries on the newly-signed state budget, Governor Brown and state lawmakers have taken a significant step forward in improving California’s fiscal health.

This year’s on-time, balanced budget hopefully sets the groundwork for a new era in collaborative governance between the Executive and Legislative branches of state government. Yet, one piece of unfinished business remains. Hospital-based skilled-nursing facilities across California are making plans to cut back services and even close facilities, due to the state budget’s failure to reverse devastating Medi-Cal payment cuts.