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Will Congress help California? Governor's budget banks on it

 

Last updated 5/16/2020 at 10:52am

KATHLEEN RONAYNE

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Gavin Newsom may call California a nation state, but he's hanging his hopes for avoiding drastic state budget cuts squarely on the federal government. The money may not come easily in a divided Congress, even with two Californians in the top roles in the U.S. House.

Outlining his budget proposal Thursday, Newsom laid out in stark terms the problems California faces as it reacts to falling revenues and increased spending from the coronavirus pandemic. Without an infusion of at least $14 billion from Congress, Newsom said the state woul...



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