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Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal includes cutting all IHSS funding for domestic services -- things such as cooking, cleaning and laundry -- for certain recipients; foes of the plan say this would mean more than 380,000 elderly and disabled people losing this aid. The budget also includes a proposed 8.4 percent cut to all IHSS recipient hours, atop the 3.6 percent cuts from the 2010 budget.
  • A California Department of Motor Vehicles office is closed on Friday, January 22, 2010 in Sacramento, CA. The DMV and many state offices are closed on three Fridays a month, referred to as "Furlough Fridays," on the orders of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • A California Department of Motor Vehicles office is closed on Friday, January 22, 2010 in Sacramento, CA. The DMV and many state offices are closed on three Fridays a month, referred to as "Furlough Fridays," on the orders of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • A California Department of Motor Vehicles office is closed on Friday, January 22, 2010 in Sacramento, CA. The DMV and many state offices are closed on three Fridays a month, referred to as "Furlough Fridays," on the orders of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • A California Department of Motor Vehicles office is closed on Friday, January 22, 2010 in Sacramento, CA. The DMV and many state offices are closed on three Fridays a month, referred to as "Furlough Fridays," on the orders of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, left, feeds quadriplegic Francisco Godoy in his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, left, feeds quadriplegic Francisco Godoy in his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, left, feeds quadriplegic Francisco Godoy in his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, left, feeds quadriplegic Francisco Godoy in his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, right, cleans the teeth of quadriplegic Francisco Godoy in his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, right, combs the hair of quadriplegic Francisco Godoy in his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, left, washes the face of quadriplegic Francisco Godoy in his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, left, washes the face of quadriplegic Francisco Godoy in his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • Quadriplegic Francisco Godoy uses his computer at his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him and In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, right, helps quadriplegic Francisco Godoy use the computer in his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, right, uses a lift to get quadriplegic Francisco Godoy out of his wheelchair in his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, right, uses a lift to get quadriplegic Francisco Godoy out of his wheelchair in his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) client, quadriplegic Francisco Godoy is lifted into bed in his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, right, uses a lift to get quadriplegic Francisco Godoy out of his wheelchair and into bed at his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, right, uses a lift to get quadriplegic Francisco Godoy out of his wheelchair and into bed at his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, right, uses a lift to get quadriplegic Francisco Godoy out of his wheelchair and into bed at his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, right, helps quadriplegic Francisco Godoy into his wheelchair at his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, right, helps quadriplegic Francisco Godoy into his wheelchair at his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregiver Teresita Perez de Godoy, right, helps quadriplegic Francisco Godoy into his wheelchair at his Sacramento, CA home January 22, 2010. Francisco needs around-the-clock care from Teresita, his ex-wife who also lives with him. The state pays Teresita for 283 hours per month, at $10.40/hour. Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting or eliminating the IHSS program which provides care for 450,000 Californians and jobs for 375,000 caregivers. If the program was eliminated, most would need to be institutionalized, likely at far greater taxpayer expense. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The Wall Street Journal.CABUDGET
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