By Associated Press
Special to Valley News 

Highlights of California governor's second annual budget


Last updated 1/17/2020 at 11:46pm

California Gov. Gavin Newsom listens to a question concerning his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Friday, Jan. 10. AP photo/Rich Pedroncelli

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom presented a $222 billion budget proposal to state lawmakers Friday, Jan. 10, setting off six months of hearings and negotiations before the Legislature must act by mid-June, in time for the new fiscal year that begins July 1. The state also will have an estimated $107 billion in federal funds to spend in the next budget year. Some of Newsom's major proposals include:

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