Davis, Herndon

Herndon Davis is a media consultant/journalist focusing on issues of diversity among people-of-color, women and LGBT.

Budget Cuts Threaten the Lives of The Most Vulnerable in California

herndon-davis.jpgBy Herndon Davis
Originally posted by the LA Progressive

In just under two weeks the state of California will go broke unless it makes deep cuts to its budget by eliminating spending on crucial programs to cover a $24 billion deficit. Among the programs hardest hit are social services which assist the elderly, blind, low-income families, single parents, the mentally challenged and those living with HIV/AIDS. Additional proposed cuts would end the state college financial aid program, reduce spending on the prison system and cut allocations to local cities and counties forcing many municipalities to reduce everything from trash service to police protection.