Gov. Brown Vetoes Plan to Give Vouchers for Diapers to California Families

Huggies diapers are seen in a file photo. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Huggies diapers are seen in a file photo. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed an effort Sunday to subsidize diapers needed by families receiving government assistance, calling the plan and several other efforts “an end run” around the annual budget process.

The veto on Assembly Bill 492 came almost two weeks after the governor vetoed a different bill aimed at reducing the cost of diapers, both efforts by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to help low-income families.

“The budget process allows all spending proposals to be weighed equally through public hearings, negotiations and, finally, approval of a balanced budget,” Brown wrote. “This process is even more important when the state’s budget is precariously balanced.”

Gonzalez tweeted her reaction on Sunday, saying she’ll continue efforts next year.

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