SACRAMENTO – Even with amendments, Assembly Bill 1250 is still going to be fundamentally bad policy that will constitute a virtual ban on counties partnering with non-profits and private businesses to offer special services to the most vulnerable people in California.
In an op-ed published in the blog Fox & Hounds, Matt Cate, executive director of the California State Association of Counties, explained why even with amendments AB 1250 is still a “terrible idea.”
There’s an old adage in politics that you don’t amend a bad bill. If ever that was the case, it’s true with AB 1250. … the bill continues to be opposed by nearly 500 organizations representing nonprofits and groups advocating for children, seniors, the disabled, public health, mental health and social services for the vulnerable. … There’s no fixing AB 1250.
Please click here to read the full op-ed written by Cate and published in Fox & Hounds.
The editorial board of the Modesto Bee also has a few harsh words to say about AB 1250.
Assembly Bill 1250 is bad policy no matter how you try to explain it. … AB 1250 would also deprive thousands of people working for private firms of their jobs. Employees and volunteers of non-profits now providing life-saving or life-altering help also could be dismissed. … Simply put, this won’t work here…
Please click here to read the full editorial in the Modesto Bee.
Please click here to read what others are saying about AB 1250.