Arnold Schwarzenegger

Schwarzenegger calls for tougher laws for in-home caregivers, unions give mixed response

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is calling on the state Legislature to address the "public safety crisis" after revelations surfaced that convicted felons can work in the state's home care program.

Senators plan to vote this week on bill extending Medicaid assistance to states

Senators plan to vote this week on bill extending Medicaid assistance to states

The Senate is expected to vote this week on legislation that would provide $26.1 billion in education funding and Medicaid assistance to states.

State income tax collections lower than expected, worsening budget problems

State income tax collections lower than expected, worsening budget problems

It's been one month since the income tax deadline and many states are discovering that collections are much lower than expected. This could have a disastrous effect on state budgets, according to news reports.

Schwarzenegger continues to pressure Congress to fund Medicaid expansion

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) has fired off another letter to Congress warning that current Medicaid expansion proposals would put undue stress on state budgets that are already stretched thin.

States say feds should pick up the tab on Medicaid expansion

States say feds should pick up the tab on Medicaid expansion

The federal government should assume the full cost of any Medicaid expansion under healthcare reform because of the enormous costs to individual states. That is according to an organization of state legislatures Wednesday in a letter to leaders of the Senate Finance Committee.

Schwarzenegger tells Congress that states can't afford proposal to expand Medicaid program

Schwarzenegger tells Congress that states can't afford proposal to expand Medicaid program

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) sent a letter to federal lawmakers deriding a certain Medicaid provision in healthcare reform legislation. He also praised some newly proposed congressional long-term care financing models.

Medicaid providers in California win in legal challenge over program cuts

The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a federal appeals court ruling that says California's Medicaid providers have a right to challenge state cuts to Medi-Cal provider fees.