Jan. 8 — Many California counties will be unable to continue providing state and federally required services for California residents as the budget stalemate continues and the state ultimately runs out of cash.
“Across the state, counties are experiencing significant revenue shortfalls and rising caseload demands. They are taking dramatic steps to resolve their budget imbalances while maintaining services to the most vulnerable Californians,” said Paul McIntosh, CSAC Executive Director. “The state’s cash crisis will cripple county services, underscoring why we need a balanced budget solution now.”
Without a budget remedy, the state and local governments are unable to access credit markets to maintain the flow of funds, which ensures a wide array of government services are uninterrupted and construction of infrastructure projects can continue.