Governor's Proposed Budget Contains Increases for DIR

Governor Pete Wilson's proposed budget for fiscal year 1994-95 includes increases in funding for DIR, chiefly to meet the requirements of implementing workers' compensation reforms.

"The state continues to face a fiscal scenario in which the number of people requiring tax-supported services keep growing, but revenues continue to lag," Director Lloyd W. Aubry Jr. said. "As a result, funding is tight and priorities must be set. The Governor considers DIR and our initiatives a priority."

The Governor proposes $213.7 million for DIR in the next fiscal year, compared with $193.5 million in the current year. The following offers a breakdown of the budget's impact on several divisions/program units:

For a copy of DIR's Summary of 1994-95 Governor's Budget for Industrial Relations, please call (415) 703-4590 or write to Office of the Director-Communications, 455 Golden Gate Ave.-Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102.