Judge to decide fate of child care injunction

November 4, 2010 10:00:36 AM PDT
Thursday afternoon, an Alameda County superior court judge will consider whether to extend a temporary injunction that kept the state from suspending funding from a major child care program.

About 8,000 Bay Area kids in low-income working families depend on the CalWorks Stage 3 child care program.

Last month, Governor Schwarzenegger eliminated $256 million in funding for the program to boost the state's emergency reserve fund.

The program was supposed to end on November 1, but the temporary injunction keeps the program running while the court considers whether the governor's cuts were legal. That injunction is set to expire Friday.