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Rethinking the State-Local Relationship: Social Services

Caroline Danielson | February 2013


California lawmakers may soon consider realigning some of the state’s largest social safety net programs. Their deliberations are being driven in part by federal health care reform—which will reduce the number of uninsured residents and reshape the county-run health safety net. This report examines federal, state, and local relationships in the social services arena and outlines key issues for policymakers to consider.

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