Governor Brown is the final control on whether Early Start is restored... even if the Legislature approves the restoration, he could veto it, forcing thousands of children to remain without these vital services!
As you work with the Legislature on the budget, please agree to re-fund Early Start. This early intervention program saves the state money by improving developmental outcomes. These improvements keep children from needing a lifetime of state-funded services and supports. Funding restoration is the fiscally prudent - and socially compassionate - choice, and I urge you to work with the Legislature to see it advanced!
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