ICYMI: Sacramento Bee Joins Growing List of Editorial Boards Opposing AB 1250

September 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Sacramento Bee editorialized on September 8, 2017 in opposition to Assembly Bill 1250 (Jones-Sawyer). The legislation would impose significant new restrictions and layers of bureaucracy designed to stop counties from contracting with nonprofits, licensed professionals and other providers for critical local services. Restricting counties’ abilities to contract for the expertise and the most efficient delivery of services would result in decreased access to services or even the elimination of some services for our most vulnerable.

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AB 1250: Still a Bad Bill

September 5, 2017

Still Attacks Services for the Vulnerable

Despite recent amendments, AB 1250 will still fundamentally disrupt the ability of counties to contract with nonprofits and local businesses to deliver vital public health, public safety, mental health and social services for children, elderly, the disabled and the most vulnerable among us.

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Nearly 500 Organizations Oppose AB 1250, the Attack on Services for the Vulnerable

August 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Advocates for public health, public safety, affordable housing, seniors, children, counties & the vulnerable are all working to defeat the bill that would impose a de facto ban on county contracts for services.

Sacramento, CA – The coalition opposed to AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) has grown to nearly 500 organizations, including hundreds of nonprofit local service providers, community-based organizations, small businesses and advocates for local governments, affordable housing, public safety, public health, mental health, children, seniors and the disabled.

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ICYMI: Mercury News and the Fresno Bee Add To Growing List of Editorials Opposing AB 1250

July 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mercury News / East Bay Times and the Fresno Bee recently editorialized in opposition to Assembly Bill 1250 (Jones-Sawyer). The legislation would impose significant new restrictions and layers of bureaucracy designed to stop counties from contracting with nonprofits, licensed professionals and other providers for critical local services.

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Broad Coalition of Counties, Public Health, Mental Health, Public Safety, Social Service & Children’s Advocates Warns Assembly Bill 1250 Will Significantly Erode Local Services for the Most Vulnerable

July 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bill would impose a defacto ban on county’s abilities to contract with community-­‐based organizations, nonprofits and private local businesses to provide services

SACRAMENTO, CA – A broad, statewide coalition including local governments, community-­‐based organizations, nonprofits, small business, public safety, public health, mental health, children’s and social services advocates are voicing their strong opposition to AB 1250 (Jones-­‐Sawyer) as it comes before the Senate Governance and Finance Committee tomorrow -­‐-­‐ July 12, 2017.

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ICYMI: San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Opposes AB 1250

June 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Opposes AB 1250 (DeFacto Ban on Counties Contracting for Services)

Today, the San Francisco Chronicle editorialized in opposition to Assembly Bill 1250 (Jones-Sawyer). The legislation would impose significant new restrictions and layers of bureaucracy designed to stop counties from contracting with nonprofits, licensed professionals and other providers for critical local services. Restricting counties’ abilities to contract for the expertise and the most efficient delivery of services would result in decreased quality and access to services or even the elimination of some services for our most vulnerable. Below are excerpts and following is the complete editorial:

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