California budget: More cuts expected as Schwarzenegger eyes plan |

California budget: More cuts expected as Schwarzenegger eyes plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and#8212; Human services advocates say more cuts to health and welfare programs are likely this week when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issues line-item vetoes before signing California’s revised budget.

State officials also are analyzing the plan passed by the Legislature to see if it will be sufficient to allow the state to get short-term loans and stop issuing IOUs.

The Assembly rejected two controversial measures that would have brought another $1.1 billion to the state. One would have taken transportation funding from local governments, while the other authorized additional oil drilling off the Santa Barbara coast.

The governor’s spokesman, Aaron McLear, said Schwarzenegger is not expected to cut the full $1.1 billion when he signs the budget Tuesday.

Advocates are concerned about losing administrative funding for social programs.

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