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Liberal governor’s request for Medicaid cuts puts Democrats in tough spot

By Julian Pecquet –

President Obama and congressional Democrats have been put in a tough spot by California Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) request to cut

Governor Jerry Brown

Medicaid spending by 10 percent.

Brown says he needs to make the cuts to the state Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, to ease his state’s severe budget woes. But advocates say cuts of that size would be devastating to California’s most vulnerable residents. Continue reading →