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Under California Gov. Jery Brown's budget proposal, more than 100,000 families, including 230,000 children, will lose their benefits entirely under the state's welfare-to-work program, called CalWORKs.

CalWORKs includes cash aid, food stamps, Medi-Cal, and a welfare-to-work component as well. A family of three receives a maximum of $526 in monthly food stamps.

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  • From left, Dennis and Sophia Sawyer help their children, Frances and Daniel with their homework January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Dennis, center, and Sophia Sawyer, right, help their children, Frances, far left, and Daniel, center left, with their homework January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Dennis, center, and Sophia Sawyer, right, help their children, Frances, far left, and Daniel, center left, with their homework January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Dennis Sawyer, right, help his son Daniel, left, with his homework January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Sophia Sawyer, right, helps her children, from left, Frances, Isaiah, and Daniel, with their homework January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Sophia Sawyer, left, helps her children, Frances, center, and Daniel, right, with their homework January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Sophia Sawyer, left, helps her children, from left, Frances, Isaiah, and Daniel, with their homework January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Sophia Sawyer, left, helps her children, from left, Frances, Isaiah, and Daniel, with their homework January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Sophia, left, and Dennis Sawyer, right, help their children, from left, Frances, Isaiah, and Daniel, with their homework January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Dennis Sawyer, right, helps his son Daniel, center, with his homework January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Sophia Sawyer, left, helps her children, from left, Frances, Isaiah, and Daniel, with their homework January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Sophia Sawyer, center, helps her children with their homework January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Isaiah and Daniel Sawyer play video games on the bed they share January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Isaiah and Daniel Sawyer play video games on the bed they share January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Isaiah Sawyer plays video games while his sister Frances plays January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Isaiah Sawyer plays video games while his sister Frances plays January 27, 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Sophia Sawyer comforts her son Daniel, January 27, 2010 at their home in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Daniel Sawyer plays video games on the bed he shares with his brother January 27, 2010 at their home in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Dennis Sawyer plays with his daughter Frances January 27, 2010 at their home in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Dennis Sawyer plays with his daughter Frances January 27, 2010 at their home in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Dennis Sawyer, right, relaxes with his children Isaiah, left, and Frances, center, January 27, 2010 at their home in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Dennis Sawyer, right, relaxes with his children Isaiah, left, and Frances, center, January 27, 2010 at their home in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Dennis Sawyer, right, relaxes with his children Frances, left, and Isaiah, center, January 27, 2010 at their home in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Sophia Sawyer, comforts her son Isaiah January 27, 2010 at their home in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • The Sawyer family eats dinner January 27, 2010 at their home in Sacramento, Calif. The Sawyer family receives $540/month in CalWORKs assistance from the state of California. Dennis is currently unable to work while recovering from cancer, and Sophia hasn't been able to find work. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the CalWORKs program in an effort to balance the state's budget. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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