Alameda County supes slash benefits for poor

June 9, 2009 5:32:19 PM PDT
Alameda County supervisors voted Tuesday to slash benefits to some of the county's poorest residents.

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The board voted 3 to 2, to cut $12 million from its general assistance program. Those benefits go largely to single adults with no other source of income.

Benefits will be cut by $40 a month and recipients will be limited to three checks a year.

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