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Judge: Calif. Not Following Order To Stop Home Care Cuts

— The State of California has still not followed a federal judge's order to stop cuts to an in-home care program for the elderly and disabled. Judge Claudia Wilken cited the state two weeks ago for contempt.

Despite the contempt ruling and almost a week of daily hearings, the state had still not complied with her October order. That order instructed the state not to make cuts to In-Home Supportive Services affecting thousands of people until it was determined whether the reductions were legal. Melinda Bird is an attorney for the disabled.

"I am frankly surprised at the State's poor performance. I find it shocking that they have really failed to do what a federal district court ordered for so many weeks."

The state is appealing the judge's ruling to stop the cuts.

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