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The CSAC Bulletin for March 9, 2017
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March 9, 2017

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Headlines
  CSAC Testifies on Massive IHSS Cost Shift
  Registration Open for 2017 CSAC Legislative Conference
  CSAC Regional Meeting in Kern County Focuses on Water

  Transportation Bill Hits No Legislative Potholes So Far
  From Our Blog: Napa County Food Control 2017


Policy Reports
  Latest News out of DC: ACA Repeal, Infrastructure Financing
  Action on Hold Over Federal Overtime Regulations
  Administration of Justice News Briefs
  Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources News Briefs
    

CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate testifies Wednesday about the impacts to counties of the unwinding of the IHSS MOE and Coordinated Care Initiative.
CSAC Testifies on Massive IHSS Cost Shift

Continuing on last week’s initial budget discussions in the Senate, this week Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 discussed the unwinding of the Coordinated Care Initiative and the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Maintenance of Effort (MOE).

CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate testified Wednesday before the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on the dire impacts counties will be facing on July 1 as the state shifts more than $620 million in IHSS costs to counties. Cate explained to the Subcommittee that the “$623 million has hit us in the face, and I cannot say that we are at terms with it. It feels too large for us to be able to handle and it will take years to be able to deal with that even in the current year.”
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Registration Open for 2017 CSAC Legislative Conference
Registration is now open for the 2017 CSAC Legislative Conference, scheduled for May 17-18 in Sacramento.  With the Governor set to issue his May Revision to the January budget proposal just a few days before the conference begins, attendees will have a clearer picture of California’s fiscal condition and how that will impact California counties, including the IHSS cost shift and transportation funding.
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CSAC First Vice President and Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez discusses the importance of the CSAC Regional Meeting on water taking place today in her county. 
CSAC Regional Meeting in Kern County Focuses on Water
In a matter of months, California has gone from one of the most severe droughts in recorded history to some of the most significant flooding in three decades. Water is vital to the whole state, but the Central Valley in particular relies on a water supply that is not nearly as stable as it could be. That’s why CSAC chose to focus attention on water with a regional meeting in Kern County today.
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Transportation Bill Hits No Legislative Potholes So Far
Senate Bill 1 by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) continues to move through the legislative process, clearing another committee this week. The bill, which would provide more than $6 billion a year to fix and maintain California’s crumbling roads and bridges, passed out of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on Wednesday. It needs to also pass through the Senate Appropriations Committee before going to the Senate Floor.
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From Our Blog: Napa County Flood Control 2017

By Napa County Supervisor Diane Dillon
Several years ago, a swollen Napa River meant sandbags and road closures for anxious home and business owners concerned about flood waters spilling over into their lives.With this winter’s watery assault on Northern California preceded by years of drought, the Napa Creek/Napa River Flood Control Project had the opportunity to demonstrate its value. Napa County is about two thirds of the way through the multi-year, multi-project flood control program – and it has already reduced the threat of flooding in the City of Napa and become a nationally recognized collaborative model for approaching multi-agency, multi-purpose public works projects. 
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Latest News out of DC: ACA Repeal, Infrastructure Financing

House Committees Work to Advance Health Care Repeal Bill

Senate Panel Examines Infrastructure Financing Options

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Action on Hold Over Federal Overtime Regulations
Employers remain in limbo while the fate of overtime awaits a court decision. The U.S. Department of Labor now has until May 1, 2017, to form its arguments and file its briefs regarding the legitimacy of its latest overtime modifications. Counties should know that enforcement of the new overtime regulations are on hold until a final decision is reached. 
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Administration of Justice News Briefs
Upcoming BSCC Training and Meeting

Grant Applications for Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Program Sough
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CSAC's Positions on AB 1146 and AB 790

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Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources News Briefs
GSA FAQs Online PDQ

Feedback Requested on Several Bills


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