Monday, November 8, 2010
Last month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger cut child care funding for former welfare recipients-turned-low wage workers.
But, a group of public interest lawyers appealed to an Alameda County judge for a court order to stop the cutbacks, and on Nov. 5, they won a partial victory.
Just weeks before thousands of families were to receive notice that their child care subsidies would end, Judge Wynne Carvill ordered the notices delayed, and scheduled a hearing later this month to consider an injunction against the cuts.
State schools chief Jack O'Connell said in a statement that the state Department of Education, which runs the child care program, would comply with the judge's order and work with the incoming administration of governor -elect Jerry Brown to identify additional child care funding.