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Halting California welfare would shift costs to counties

May 21, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
=County leaders say taxpayers would still have to foot the bill under Schwarzenegger's plan. The size of the monthly grant to recipients would drop, though.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to save $1.6 billion a year by eliminating welfare is the budgetary equivalent of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic, say county officials: The cost would simply get shifted to them, and California taxpayers would end up paying about the same amount for a smaller social safety net.

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