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The CSAC Bulletin for January 26, 2017
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January 26, 2017

In this Issue


Top Headlines
IHSS Cost Shift: More Costly to Counties
Governor Talks Roads, Health Care in State of the State

Best Practices:
Sacramento County Probation Department’s Training Center Partnership


Policy Reports
Federal Issues Update: President Trump's Executive Orders, Nominees Etc.
CSAC Webinar: Uncertainty for California Counties Over ACA Repeal
Governor Declares State of Emergency to Address Storm Damage
News Briefs


CSAC News
Drench Yourself in Knowledge Next Month at the CSAC Institute
CSAC Finance Corporation Announces New U.S. Communities Contracts
IHSS Cost Shift: More Costly to Counties
Some new analysis of the Governor’s plan to shift costs for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) back to Counties shows the impact is larger and grows faster than originally thought. Counties stand to lose $625 million in the first fiscal year, and the total cumulative cost is more than $7 billion by the 2022-23 fiscal year. Tables showing the increased costs are available at this link.
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Governor Talks Roads, Health Care in State of the State
Governor Jerry Brown delivered a fiery State of the State address earlier this week that focused on how California would respond to the new Administration in Washington, D.C., with particular emphasis on immigration and environmental issues. The Governor also touched on healthcare and transportation, both in the context of plans issued by President Donald Trump. Read the full State of the State address here.
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Best Practices: Sacramento County Probation Department’s Training Center Partnership

As part of CSAC’s ongoing series highlighting California Counties’ best practices, today we feature Sacramento County Probation Department’s Training Center Partnership. This effective program provides vocational and educational services for clients on probation. And perhaps more importantly, it provides these clients with hope.

The programs we are spotlighting are recipients of our annual Challenge Awards, which recognize the innovative and creative spirit of California county governments. 

CSAC will be examining a different best practice every other week. Next up: Plumas County 20,000 Lives Initiative. 

Federal Issues Update: President Trump's Executive Orders, Nominees and More
Since his inauguration as the nation’s forty-fifth president, Donald J. Trump has moved quickly to capitalize on a number of his campaign promises, many of which are detailed in his “Contract with the American Voter.”  On his first day in office, President Trump signed an executive order that instructed federal agencies to waive any requirement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could impose a financial or regulatory burden on those affected by the law.  Notably, the order was not specific and did not direct any particular action.  Additionally, major substantive changes to health policy will require new legislation.​
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Uncertainty for California Counties Over ACA Repeal
“Uncertainty” was the word of the day at CSAC’s presentation about the effects that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on counties.​ The webinar recording is available here.
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Governor Declares State of Emergency to Address Storm Damage
Governor Brown issued two disaster proclamations this week, covering much of the state and offering some additional help for counties that suffered damage from recent extreme weather. These proclamations can help communities secure state and federal funding to respond to the severe winter storms in December and January that included high winds and substantial rainfall and caused flooding, mudslides, erosion, debris flow, and damage to roads and highways.​
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Policy News Briefs
Administration of Justice
California Department of Insurance to Discuss Bail Reform
Council on Mentally Ill Offenders: Medi-Cal Workshop
Justice, Mental Health Collaboration Grant Announcement

Health and Human Services 
Second Round of Whole Person Care Applications Available
Are You an Emerging Leader in Public Health?​
Drench Yourself in Knowledge Next Month at the CSAC Institute
There is no drought of classes at the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government next month … we have seven classes available next month – from leadership to public safety realignment, customer service and more. Check out our new class on building collaborative relationships with your county federal grant contractors and bring the CBO execs to the class with you ("Ins and Outs of Monitoring County Grant Recipients”)!
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CSAC Finance Corporation Announces New U.S. Communities Contracts
Did you know that there are almost 40 contracts currently available through the U.S. Communities Purchasing program? On average, California counties utilize only two contracts per county, leaving significant savings that counties can realize by utilizing more of the supplier contracts. This no-cost program is available to all counties, cities, special districts, and non-profits; and offers the lowest local government pricing on all contract items. As the offerings on U.S. Communities are constantly evolving, we are pleased to announce three new/renewed contracts!
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Job Openings
Click here to see the latest county and local government job postings.
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