Assemblymember Mitchell Hearing to Probe State Impacts of Federal Deficit Reduction

September 26, 2011

WHAT: Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health & Human Services Hearing on Potential Budget Impacts of Congressional Super Committee Deficit Reduction Program Cuts

WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2011 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: State Capitol, Room 4202

WHY: State programs receive substantial federal funding and are at risk for cuts

HOW: Super Committee mandated to recommend cuts to reduce deficit or massive cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, Military spending are triggered by Thanksgiving

WHO: Subcommittee Chair Holly Mitchell, panelists include:

  1. Edwin Park, Vice President for Health Policy, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
  2. Jean Ross, Executive Director, California Budget Project
  3. Vanessa Cajina, Legislative Advocate, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  4. Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access
  5. Gary Passmore, Director, Congress of California Seniors
  6. Deborah Doctor, Legislative Advocate, Disability Rights California
  7. Nicette Short, Senior Associate, Health Policy, Children Now, 100% Campaign
  8. Frank Mecca, Executive Director, California Welfare Directors Association
  9. Office of the Legislative Analyst
  10. California Department of Finance

Contact: Charles Stewart, 310/342-1070