California Budget Crisis
"Protect our Children, Protect our Future"
A broad-based coalition of concerned organizations and individuals, including elected
officials, county agencies, legal representatives, current and former foster youth,
social workers, and community-based organizations ask you to join us in protecting
abused and neglected children in California by urging the Legislature and Governor
to restore funding cuts in the Child Welfare Services program.
Since 1995, the CBP has worked to make the budget more understandable and to shed
light on how budget and related policy decisions can affect the lives of low- and
middle-income Californians. Through its published analyses, educational activities,
and technical assistance, the CBP is a resource for advocates, community leaders,
policymakers, and members of the media. The CBP’s work is widely regarded as timely,
reliable, and accessible.
The LAO has been providing fiscal and policy advice to the Legislature for more
than 65 years. It is known for its fiscal and programmatic expertise and nonpartisan
analyses of the state budget. The office serves as the "eyes and ears" for the Legislature
to ensure that the executive branch is implementing legislative policy in a cost
efficient and effective manner.
State of California Budget 2010-2011